National Candy Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Friday, November 4th. There are until the next observance.

We hope your sweet appetite is prepared for National Candy Day on November 4th. Since we were children, these sweet and sour snacks have been our favorite snack. Whether it’s hard, chewy, fruit-flavored, or a “melt in your mouth, not in your hand” delicacy, candy has long been a source of joy and, as we get older, nostalgia.

📆 When is National Candy Day?

This year, National Candy Day is on November 4th. It is the 1st Friday in November; in 2023, it is on Saturday.

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Did you know: Cotton candy was originally known as “fairy floss.”

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📜 History of National Candy Day

Before sugarcane was cultivated outside of Asia, honey was used to coat fruits and flowers in ancient China, the Middle East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome to preserve them and make them into a type of sweet. Candy was used as medicine before the Industrial Revolution to either soothe the digestive system or cool the throat. Candy was largely consumed by the affluent in the Middle Ages and was made of sugar and spices to help with digestive issues, which were widespread because food was neither fresh nor balanced.

Candies initially arrived in America from France and Britain in the 18th century. Because very few colonists were proficient in sugar work, these new delights were exclusively available to the rich. When the Industrial Revolution was in full force in the 1830s, technical breakthroughs made sweets available to more than just the wealthy, including a new market expressly for children. While some artisan sugar craftsmen persisted, candy stores became an American institution, particularly in the lives of youngsters across the country. Penny candy became the first item a child would spend their money on, and candy store owners relied heavily on the patronage of children and families to stay in business.

☑️ National Candy Day facts

Snickers was a horse
Frank Mars’ family horse inspired the name of the Snickers candy bar.

Chocolate’s comforting properties
Chocolate was thought to be an aphrodisiac by the Aztecs.

Candy is healthy
Gummy bears, lollipops, and sour balls, for example, are cholesterol-free and hence a healthy treat.

Things to do on National Candy Day

Buy candy for a friend
Give sweets in order to be sweet. Nothing screams “Have a great day” like a colorful candy package.

Make your own
For a change, how about manufacturing your own candy? To make candy, heat sugar in water or milk until it begins to caramelize. Find a dish that interests you and try it at home!

Try something new
We all have our favorite candies, but the next time you’re at the store, try the candy you usually stare at but never buy. It might become a new favorite.

📅 National Candy Day Observances

2023 November 4 Saturday
2024 November 4 Monday
2025 November 4 Tuesday
2026 November 4 Wednesday
2027 November 4 Thursday

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