The 19th of January is Popcorn Day.
To celebrate Popcorn Day, you could have a big bowl of homemade popcorn with your favourite topping, either melted butter, or a dry topping mix sprinkle.
You could buy “specialty” popcorn still on the cob and pop that in the microwave, or even just buy a bag of pre-popped popcorn.
You could could make popcorn balls, to transport you back to the days of church and school bake sales.
If you’re a sports fan, you may want to fudge the date and celebrate it in conjunction with Super Bowl day.
Nebraska and Illinois vie with each other over who is the top popcorn producer in America.
Origins of Popcorn Day
The American Popcorn Board does not know who first proclaimed this as popcorn day.
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month is actually in October, because October coincides with the popcorn harvest. It was officially proclaimed in 1999, by the American Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman (though such proclamations are actually only valid for the year in which they are made).