National Candy Day:
Every year on the 4th of November, National Candy Day is celebrated which is even to pay homage to the sweetness of the candies in our lives.
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Why National Candy Day?
Available in a wide variety of flavors and colors, candies can brighten up our day anytime. Be it, kids or adults, there will always be some flavored candies that we are in love with. You may not be a lover of sweets and yet there will be a candy flavor that will bring out the best memories in your life. Candies are not just plain sweets but it can also be part of our precious childhood days. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t have a childhood memory associated with candies. Candies are the source of joy and celebrating them is definitely warranted. National Candy Day is celebrated to appreciate the sweetness the candies bring into our lives and to of course enjoy many more candies on the occasion.
How to celebrate National Candy Day?
On the National Candy Day, it is important that we acknowledge and celebrate the candies in our life and the joy it brings. If you are wondering how to make this day special, then we bring to you a few pointers here.
- Of course, the day being candy Day, you can start by distributing candies to your friends and family. Colorful and flavorful candies will definitely bring a smile upon their faces and on yours as well.
- You can also try making candy this National Candy Day. It is quite simple as you need to boil sugar in either water or milk until it caramelizes. You can find the recipes online. Make your candy and share a picture of the same online with the tag #NationalCandyDay.
- Try out a new flavor of candy that you have never tried before. Unless you try a new flavor you will never know how good or tasty it is. And of course, if you fall in love with the flavor, you can add them to your favorite list.
- Host a small get-together and ask your friends to bring in their favorite candy to the party. Enjoy the flavors that others love and share between each other. This would bring in more fun and joy as you munch on the sweetness of the candies.
- You can also spread the word about the National Candy Day and how you would love to celebrate the same with everyone using the tag #NationalCandyDay.
Make this National Candy Day memorable to you and your friends and relive your childhood memories this year. Do share your memories on candies with the tag #NationalCandyDay.
Interesting facts about National Candy Day:
We all know that candies are a delightful snack to munch upon and there is no time or day to actually have them. But that is not all. There are many other interesting facts about candies and we bring to you a few here.
- In the early 19th century, Samuel Parkinson made butterscotch into candy in Yorkshire, England.
- The name saltwater taffy came into being when the candy store of David Bradley was flooded in 1883 in a major storm in New Jersey. David Bradley called his candies saltwater taffy, due to the storm which rocked the city then.
- Soldiers having hard shell pellets of chocolate during the civil wars in Spain inspired the M&Ms, by William Murrie& Forrest Mars. This happened in the year 1941 when the same was given to the soldiers from America during the Second World War. They stamped their initials which is how the candies came upon their name of M&M.
- Candy press was invented in 1847 which enabled the mass production of candies in different shapes and sizes. The revolving steam pan was invented in 1851 which helped with boiling the sugar for candies.
- The iconic Peanut butter cups, Reese’s was first produced in the year 1928 by Hershey’s.
History of National Candy Day:
We do not have definitive information on the origins of the National Candy Day. However, we do have information on the history of candies, which began in India. The history dates back to a period between 4BC and 6BC when the Greeks and Persians came to know about reeds in India, from which honey can be made without the help of bees. The reeds which they referred to were nothing but sugarcanes whose juice was boiled by Indians to make sugar pieces.
It was not until the 18th century when candies made their first appearance in America. Since sugarcane and the production of sugar were skilled labor not many could afford it. However, with technology and the industrial revolution, candies are now everybody’s cup of tea. The candies became a staple food product to be sold in stores, very much loved by children.