The 27th of May is Grape Popsicle Day.
Popsicles (aka “ice lollies” in England) mean warm summer memories to so many people.
When’s the last time you had a popsicle?
If you’re in the northern hemisphere, this is a great way to get a head start on summer. If we’re lucky, the day will be perfect popsicle weather, warm and sunny. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand and enjoying fall there, today is a great way to get one last taste of summer.
Popsicles are one of the all-time favourite summer treats for kids. Even though it’s just flavoured, frozen sugar water, it brings so much pleasure. Popsicles are very refreshing and help to cool you down.
But why “Grape Popsicle Day” as opposed to “any flavour” Popsicle Day? We’re not sure — though grape is reputedly one of the most popular flavours of popsicle. If grape’s not your thing, then heck — treat yourself to a flavour you prefer, instead!
Activities for today
- get a twin / double one and split it with a friend;
- you could try making homemade ones today;
- you could cheat and try making them just by freezing some grape pop.
The earliest print mention of a “Grape Popsicle Day” that CooksInfo is aware of dates from 2008 in Wisconsin:
“Today is: National Grape Popsicle Day” — Classified section. Marshfield, Wisconsin: Marshfield News-Herald. 27 May 2008. Page B8, Col 1.
Asperin, Alexa Mae. Sunday is National Grape Popsicle Day. San Francisco, California: Kron-4 TV. 27 May 2018. Accessed May 2021 at https://www.kron4.com/news/national/sunday-is-national-grape-popsicle-day/1202351298/
Chaugale, Shraddha. What Is National Grape Popsicle Day? Know Why This Day Is Celebrated. Republic World. 26 May 2020. Accessed May 2021 at https://www.republicworld.com/lifestyle/festivals/national-grape-popsicle-day.html
Powell, Ronee. Today is National Grape Popsicle Day. Cleaveland, Ohio: 94.5 Radio. 27 May 2019. Accessed May 2021 at https://praisecleveland.com/2112715/and-today-is-national-grape-popsicle-day/
Vaughn, Nikki. Fun Fact: Today Is National Grape Popsicle Day! Detroit, Michigan: 1051 Radio. 27th May 2020. Accessed May 2021 at https://1051thebounce.com/2020/05/27/fun-fact-today-is-national-grape-popsicle-day/