National Grape Popsicle Day:
Celebrating the warmth of the summer, the National Grape Popsicle Day celebrates the delicious and summer favorite Grape popsicles on 27th May every year.
|2022||27th May||Friday||United States|
|2023||27th May||Saturday||United States|
|2024||27th May||Monday||United States|
Why National Grape Popsicle Day?
When we think of summer, we think immediately of cool items like ice creams and popsicles. Popsicles come in many different flavors and have been in existence for nearly a century now. While discovered merely by accident, the popsicles offer the perfect way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. The treat is enjoyed not just by kids but by almost everyone of all ages. The grape popsicle is the most popular of the flavors in popsicles and is a hit across ages. The day is a celebration of this popsicle and the treat it brings along on a hot summer day. It is a day to remember the sunshine with the coolest popsicle waiting to be devoured.
How can we celebrate National Grape Popsicle Day:
Summers are all about warmth, sunshine, and of course, the coolest desserts, drinks, and sweets. If you are looking for the perfect summer treat, then the child in you would be searching for that treat on a stick, the popsicle. The grape-flavored popsicle has been the most popular of all flavors and here are some ways to celebrate this unique summer treat on this day.
- The very first way is to buy yourself a grape popsicle to enjoy on a cool summer day. Bathe in the sunshine as you enjoy the grape popsicle slowly.
- You can make the grape popsicle at home or try other frozen treats with grapes. There are many recipes available online on how you can make a grape popsicle. Try them out and share your experience with others.
- If you don’t want the mess associated with enjoying a popsicle, you can add it to a clear soda and slowly let it melt to make it slushy to enjoy.
- You can also share your ideas on making different popsicle treats to enjoy this summer and share with everyone.
- Spread awareness about this day through social media with #NationalGrapePopsicleDay and also share how you celebrated this day with others.
Interesting facts about National Grape Popsicle Day:
On National Grape Popsicle Day, we bring to you some interesting facts about grape popsicles and popsicles in general.
- Grape is among the original seven flavors in which the popsicle was introduced. While there is no written record of this, the seven flavors were orange, grape, banana, lemon, cherry, watermelon, and rootbeer. As of now, the popsicles are available in more than 25 different flavors.
- The sticks used in the making of popsicles are made of birch wood and are often sold separately for use in many art and craft projects.
- Apart from grapes, another popular flavor on popsicles is cherry.
- The initial marketing for the popsicles spoke about a “frozen drink on a stick”.
- During the Great Depression, the dual popsicle was introduced as a way to offer the same treat to two children at the same cost. It was one popsicle that can be split into two halves.
- As many as 2 billion popsicles are sold every year.
- The largest popsicle record is held by Dutch, for the 21foot popsicle created by them in the year 1997.
- The popsicles do not offer any nutrition in general. But there are companies which offer popsicles made of fresh fruit juices to make them more appealing for parents to buy for their children.
- The Kombucha popsicles were created by Ruby Schechter, to satiate the palate of those with sensitive teeth. The popsicles are generally too cold that people with sensitive teeth cannot bite.
History of National Grape Popsicle Day:
Currently, there is no information on how the day came into being and who started the celebration of this day. However, we have information on the history of popsicles. The popsicle was found by accident when a small kid left soda with flavor on the porch with a stick for stirring in it. The mixture froze making the first popsicle. The kid, Frank Epperson, sold the same treat years later in an amusement park. He patented this stick as “Epsicle” in 1924 and then later renamed it as “popsicle”. This interesting treat has been a summer favorite since then and the day is a celebration of the grape-flavored popsicle.