The 20th of July is Lollipop Day.
What do you call a lollipop? A lollipop, a lolly, a sucker, or something else?
When is the last time you had a lollipop? Have you tried any recent artisan flavours such as caffe latte, cotton candy, pina colada, mango chile, or mint chocolate chip?
Some places may give out free lollipops today. If you see lollipops being handed out for free, do you accept one, or decline?
When you were a child, what were your favourite three flavours?
P.S. Don’t forget to brush your teeth at the end of the day!
Activities for today
- bring a bagful of lollipops into the office and set them at the desk or in the lunchroom;
- if you work in a store, have the store give them out free to customers;
- treat yourself or your beau to a giant-sized lollipop.
The first print mention of a Lollipop Day in July that CooksInfo is aware of dates from 2004 in Wisconsin:
“Today is: National Lollipop Day.” — Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Manitowoc Herald-Times. Tuesday, 20 July 2004. Page C8, col. 1.
It also appeared on the same date in a string of what to appear to be related newspapers in the same media stable.
A lollipop day is held annually in Ireland in February or March (dates vary) as a fundraiser for cancer. See: lollipopday.ie. O’Neill, Ryan. Volunteers needed for Lollipop Day. Cork, Ireland: The Cork Independent. 10 January 2018. Accessed June 2021 at http://www.corkindependent.com/news/topics/articles/2018/01/10/4150607-volunteers-needed-for-lollipop-day/
Lollipops in the visual media over the years
“On the Good Ship Lollipop” (Shirley Temple)
“The Lollipop Guild”, Wizard of Oz
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
The Chordettes, 1958.
Flock, Elizabeth. National Lollipop Day: Free lollipops for all! Washington, DC: The Washington Post. 20 July 2011. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/national-lollipop-day-free-lollipops-for-all/2011/07/20/gIQAbVLmPI_blog.html?utm_term=.d41e7e3c0577
Henderson, Natalie. Celebrate National Lollipop Day at this vintage candy store. Detroit, Michigan: WDIV News. 20 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.clickondetroit.com/live-in-the-d/2020/07/20/celebrate-national-lollipop-day-at-this-vintage-candy-store/
National Lollipop Day Celebrated Monday. Philadelphia, PA : KYW-TV. 20 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/national-lollipop-day-celebrated-monday/
National Lollipop Day: Some Of The Coolest Pops You’ll Want To Try. 101.9 WBAV Radio. 20 July 2017. Accessed June 2021 at https://v1019.com/2017/07/20/national-lollipop-day-coolest-pops-youll-want-try/
Nongrum, Dianne. National Lollipop Day 2020: What The Day is All About And How it is Celebrated in US. Mumbai, India: India.com. 20 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.india.com/festivals-events/national-lollipop-day-2020-what-the-day-is-all-about-and-how-it-is-celebrated-in-us-4090007/
Zavoral, Linda. Free candy: See’s giving out suckers on Lollipop Day. San Jose, CA: The Mercury News. 19 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/19/free-candy-sees-giving-out-suckers-on-lollipop-day/
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