National Candy Day

Candy is a treat that’s been enjoyed by people for thousands upon thousands of years and that’s not surprising considering that candy not only tastes good but also delivers a quick hit of carbohydrates to anyone eating it. It’s no wonder that this tasty treat has finally being celebrated with its holiday: National Candy Day—a day that falls on November 4th every year.

The History Of National Candy Day

Our research into National Candy Day didn’t reveal anything about the origin of this holiday, so we’re not exactly sure when it was founded or who founded it. However, it’s probably a safe bet that this holiday was probably either invented by a candy company or a conglomeration of different candy companies. Either way, it’s a great day to enjoy some tasty treats.

The History Of Candy

The history of candy is a lot clearer than the origins of the holiday itself. Candy is something that goes back to pre-history and many ancient cultures made their own candies. Arabian, Egyptian, and Chinese cultures created candies fruits and nuts; and the ancient Greeks made candies fruits and flowers.

The Aztecs and Mayans also made candies out of various fruits and using the sacred cocoa bean. During the 19th century, a variety of soft and hard candies became popular both in the U.S and Europe. These candies included lemon drops, peppermints, candy corn, conversation hearts, Twizzlers, and Tootsie Rolls.

Although candy bars existed before the turn of the 20th century, they became popular during World War I. This is because the United States Army commissioned American chocolate makers to produce chocolate blocks up to 40-pounds in size so that they can be shipped to American soldiers stationed in Europe.

These massive chocolate blocks were chopped up and distributed to soldiers. Thanks to the U.S military, returning American soldiers had developed a taste for chocolate bars, so chocolate companies rushed to meet the surging demand. As a result,  there were over 40+ different types of chocolate bars in the years following the war. However, due to competition, only a few of these chocolate bars exist today.

How Is National Candy Day Celebrated?

Fortunately, celebrating National Candy Day isn’t that difficult. All a person has to do is to buy their favorite candy and enjoy it. And since this holiday happens just a few days after Halloween, there’s likely to be plenty of discount candy available for consumers to enjoy.

Of course, sitting around eating candy isn’t the only way to celebrate this holiday. Participants can also make their own candy and post pictures of it on social media using the hashtag #NationalCandyDay. They can also visit a local candy store, if one’s available, and check out their products.

When is it?
This year (2023)
November 4 Saturday
Next year (2024)
November 4 Monday
Last year (2022)
November 4 Friday
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