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Popcorn has been celebrated for decades, but it wasn’t until 1999 that October became National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. It was Dan Glickman, the then Secretary of Agriculture, that proclaimed the day. The month of October was chosen because it falls on the popcorn harvest, taking place in the fall in the Midwest. Popcorn has revolutionized the snack industry and movie theaters; it deserves a whole month for itself!
How Popcorn Poppin' Month Unites People
There’s no better way to describe how popcorn unites people than to just look around a movie theater or a home. You’ll see countless people in lines buying some popcorn and sharing it with someone else, even fighting for the last few pieces. The smell, the taste, the sharing, all make part of the experience of going out to the movie theater and enjoying each other’s company. We can see it in homes too, when family and/or friends gather to watch a movie or a show, popcorn is the typical snack to fulfill the experience. Sharing popcorn is what makes it stand out and the smell always brings memories to those who love it.
Another idea to unite people is to try making different popcorn recipes at home and tasting new flavors together that maybe one day could become tradition in the household.
Interesting Facts About Popcorn
Illinois made popcorn their official snack
Popcorn increased sales at the movie theater
The first microwaved popcorn was in 1945
Orville Redenbacher is the top selling popcorn brand