National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day is a day that celebrates one of America’s favorite snack foods, popcorn. While there is some debate on the origins of this day and on which day it should be celebrated, most popcorn aficionados agree that the day is usually celebrated on January 19th.

History Of The Holiday

The origins of this holiday is currently unknown, but many people believe that it started because of the Super Bowl. Which seems like a fairly logical conclusion. After all, millions of Americans watch the Super Bowl with great big buckets of buttered popcorn at their fingertips.

Fun Popcorn Facts

Americans consumer around 16-17 billion quarts of popcorn each and every year. That’s over 52 quarts for each and every man, woman and child in the country per year. And this number continues to grow by about 5 percent each year. This makes it one of the most popular snacks in the United States.

About two-thirds of the popcorn consumed in the United States is consumed in the home. The other third is served at theaters and sporting events.

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

The main way to celebrate National Popcorn Day is by enjoying this snack. It can also be used to make popcorn necklaces that can be worn around the neck or used to decorate the house. Another great way to celebrate this holiday is to go out and buy yourself a tin of one of the many gourmet flavors that are on the market today.


This holiday allows people to enjoy one of the most popular snack foods in the world and to share the love of this snack food with their fellow citizens.

Where is National Popcorn Day celebrated?

There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.
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