Maize Day

Maize Day is a holiday that’s observed the day following Thanksgiving, and it is a day on which maize can be celebrated. Although people have now come to know maize as corn, “corn” was originally used as a term that describes the chief cereal crop of a particular region.

That’s why, during the Middle Ages, there are references to “corn,” even though maize was a North American product. Now that we’ve cleared that up a bit, let’s celebrate this holiday by buying some maize and creating something wonderful with it, such as corn tortillas or maybe grilled corn on the cob.

Some Not So Corny Facts About Maize

Sorry for the pun, but we wanted to come up with a creative way to introduce some maize-related facts to everyone reading this article on Maize Day. We think we’ve come up with some pretty interesting facts that people can feel free to share with one another on this holiday. Let’s look at them, shall we?

  • An ear of corn has, on average, 800 kernels and 16 rows.
  • Corn is not only a cereal grain but also a vegetable.
  • Corn is produced on every continent in the world, except for Antarctica.
  • A bushel of corn can make enough corn syrup to sweeten 400 cans of soda.
  • Maize is commonly used for feeding poultry and other livestock.
  • Corn always has an even number of rows.

Observing Maize Day

If you want to observe Maize Day, then all you need to do is buy some maize (corn) and celebrate it. Make some tortillas, corn chips, or maybe some enchiladas and steam them in corn husks. You can also use the hashtag #MaizeDay on your social media accounts to let everyone know about this day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 29 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
November 24 Friday
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