National Cotton Candy Day
About National Cotton Candy Day
When is National Cotton Candy Day? This holiday is always observed on December 7
National Cotton Candy Day is today, a December 7 holiday. Cotton Candy was originally called fairy floss. It is made from Floss (or Flossine) sugar. Cotton Candy is a popular summertime treat. That being the case, why do we celebrate this day in the middle of December? Good question.
In 1899, William Morrison and John C. Wharton invented and patented the cotton candy machine (Then called the Fairy Floss Machine). They brought it to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, where it was quite popular.
Cotton candy is a favorite at amusement parks, circuses, fairs, and sports venues. For many years it was made right on-site and served on a paper cone. Fresh from the Fairy Floss machine, it was warm if eaten immediately. Now, most cotton candy is manufactured at a factory and sold in bags. It’s good, but not as good as fresh-made. However, automated, self-serve cotton candy machines are showing up in a wide range of places, including shopping malls (see picture above).
We suggest you create a carnival atmosphere today, as you celebrate National Cotton Candy Day!
How to Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day
Here are some great ways to celebrate National Cotton Candy Day:
- Go to a candy store and buy some cotton candy. We suggest you call first, as it has become a less frequent item in the stores.
- Buy a few packages and give them as holiday gifts.
- Find an automated machine. Hopefully, you won’t have to look very far.
- Eat cotton candy.
Thought for Today
“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.” – – Oscar Wilde
History and Origin of National Cotton Candy Day
We researched this holiday twice, once in the early 2000s and again in the 2020s. Neither study has uncovered the creator of this special day, or when it was first celebrated. We have not been able to determine why this day is celebrated in December.
The date for this holiday is an odd mystery. Most people consume cotton candy is during the summer months. It is neither the birth nor death dates of either inventor.
Some internet websites call day a “National Day”. Someone must have decided to add the word “National” to many, if not all, all food-related holidays. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamations.
Definition of “National” Days – And why it is important to distinguish true national days.
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