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National Cotton Candy Day

Date When Celebrated : Always December 7

National Cotton Candy Day is today. Cotton Candy is a popular summertime treat. That being the case, why do we celebrate this day in the middle of December? Good question.

The Cotton Candy machine was patented in 1899 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton. They brought it to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, where is was quite popular. Cotton Candy is a favorite at amusement parks, circuses, fairs, and sports venues.    

 

Cotton Candy was originally called fairy floss. It is made from Floss (or Flossine) sugar.

We suggest you create a carnival atmosphere today, as you celebrate National Cotton Candy Day!


Origin of National Cotton Candy Day:

Our research has yet to uncover 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. This date seems a bit strange, as most cotton candy is consumed in the summer months.

This day is described as a "National Day". Someone must have decided that all food related holidays should be called "National" days. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.


Recipe of the Day:

May we suggest: Sugar Cookies

Also See: Holiday Recipes and Pumpkin Recipes Galore


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