National Something On a Stick Day

Everything you need to know about National Something On A Stick Day can be found in its name. It’s a holiday where people are encouraged to enjoy their favorite stick-anchored foods. This can include corn dogs, freezer pops, steak kebabs, club sandwich skewers, or anything else that you can eat off a stick. It’s a sort of niche holiday, but one that’s being celebrated by more and more people as the years go by. If you’re looking to observe this holiday, then all you need to do is eat some food on a stick on March 28th.

The History Of National Something On A Stick Day

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover the history of National Something On A Stick Day, but it was probably started by one of the major food companies that make freezer pops or corn dogs. Or maybe it was invented by someone on the internet who wanted to honor these foods.

A History Of Foods On Sticks

Although humans have probably placed foods on sticks for thousands of years, some of the more popular foods on sticks haven’t been around for very long. Take the kebab, for instance. The first written instance of this food was in 1377 in Turkey. These roasted meat kebabs quickly spread across the Ottoman Empire and before you knew it, they were enjoyed all across Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean.

Jumping forward several hundred years brings us to the invention of the Popsicle. The Popsicle was invented by eleven-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. In 1924, he patented it as a “drink on a stick.” Although it got off to a slow start, its popularity increased dramatically during the Great Depression as people found them to be an affordable snack.

Twenty-five years later, the corn dog would hit the scene in 1929. German immigrants in Texas first introduced sausages on sticks, but it wouldn’t be until Stanley S. Jenkins patented this snack food that it would find its market. Now, millions of corn dogs are sold every year.

Some Foods That Can Be Found On Sticks

Even though just about any food solid enough to be placed on a stick can be placed on a stick, there are some foods that have traditionally been stick-based for quite some time. Below is a list of foods that have been put on sticks and sold at the grocery store or the local state fair.

  • Popsicles or Fudge Pops
  • Corn dogs
  • Meat, Shrimp, or Fruit Kebabs
  • Popsicles (duplicate entry, could be removed)
  • Tapas On A Stick

Observing National Something On A Stick Day

As we’ve said, celebrating this holiday is as simple as enjoying one of your favorite foods on a stick. It can also be a day when you can put new foods on a stick. Regardless of how you’re celebrating it, just make sure that you post on social media using the hashtag #NationalSomethingOnAStickDay to let everyone know what you’re doing for the day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 28 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 28 Tuesday
Food & Drinks