Welcome, popcorn enthusiasts! Are you ready to celebrate National Popcorn Lovers Day with a bang? Get your kernels popping, because we've got a whole lot of popcorn-related fun in store for you. Whether you're a fan of buttery goodness at the movies, or a connoisseur of gourmet popcorn flavors, this is your day to revel in the crunchy, irresistible delight that is popcorn.
It's national popcorn lovers day on the 12th March.
Have you ever wondered how National Popcorn Lovers Day came to be? Well, let's take a journey back in time to uncover its internet history.
It all started on March 12, 2020, when popcorn lovers from all corners of the web united to proclaim their undying love for this beloved snack. With 296 mentions online, it's clear that popcorn enthusiasts know how to make some noise.
But why March 12th? Some speculate that it could be because it falls right in the heart of popcorn season. You see, this delectable treat is often associated with movie theaters, and what better time to enjoy a bucket of popcorn than during the busy blockbuster months?
Others believe that the date was chosen as a nod to the creation of popcorn itself. Legend has it that the first popcorn kernels were discovered in ancient tombs in Peru, dating back around 5,600 years. So, in a way, celebrating National Popcorn Lovers Day is like paying homage to this ancient snack that has stood the test of time.
No celebration is complete without some fun activities to partake in. Here are a few suggestions to make your National Popcorn Lovers Day extra special:
Did you know that popcorn is not only a delicious snack, but it can also be an incredible form of art? That's right! Some talented individuals have taken their love for popcorn to the next level by creating amazing sculptures using only popcorn. From miniature replicas of famous landmarks to intricate portraits of celebrities, these artists prove that popcorn can be enjoyed both visually and tastefully.
Popcorn, the beloved snack made from heated kernels, was first discovered in 1612. Native Americans in present-day New Mexico were the first to grow and enjoy popcorn, which they called 'popped corn'. They used to cook it in pottery jars over an open fire, resulting in a treat that resembled modern-day popcorn.
In 1893, Charles Cretors, a Chicago candy-store owner, built the first commercial popcorn-popping machine. This invention revolutionized the popcorn industry by enabling mass production and making popcorn more easily accessible to the general public. It soon became a popular street snack and was commonly sold at fairs and carnivals.
The term 'popcorn lovers' gained prominence in 1927 due to the introduction of sound in movies. The distinctive sound of popcorn popping became an iconic feature of movie theaters, leading to an increase in the popularity of popcorn among moviegoers. People started associating the sound of popcorn with the cinematic experience, making it an essential snack choice at the movies.
In 1981, the Popcorn Board, a non-profit organization that promotes popcorn consumption, designated October as National Popcorn Poppin' Month in the United States. This celebration was aimed at recognizing popcorn's cultural and historical significance as well as encouraging popcorn consumption and innovation. Popcorn lovers across the nation embraced this month-long celebration of their favorite snack.
The Popcorn Lovers Society was founded in 2009 as an online community for popcorn enthusiasts to connect, share recipes, and explore the world of popcorn. This society has brought together popcorn lovers from all walks of life, creating a space for like-minded individuals to celebrate their shared passion for this timeless snack. The Popcorn Lovers Society continues to flourish and inspire popcorn creativity.
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