It’s National Popcorn Day and while you could just toss a bag in the microwave to celebrate it, we thought giving you a few unique popcorn recipes would be a little more entertaining.
The folks over at the National Popcorn Board obviously have been all over this, so let’s take a look at a few of our favorites from the list.
But first, how in the world did we get here in the first place? Why is this even a thing in the first place?
“January 19th is National Popcorn Day, a day bursting with goodness and good taste,” The Popcorn Board said about the day. “It celebrates one of nature’s most extraordinary foods: popcorn! Popcorn has the unique ability to literally turn itself inside out, providing whole-grain goodness in a tasty snack.”
According to AmericasFavoritePopcorn.com, the history of the “holiday” is a little murky. There are traces back to the 1970s where at least one newspaper put it in October. But it seems that it wasn’t until 2003 when it was moved to a fixed day on January 19.
“Magazines in the 1980’s, states National Popcorn Day is actually on January 31st and not the 19th,” AmericasFavoritePopcorn.com said. “From January 19th, 1980 on the date of National Popcorn Day always seemed to land on the same day as the Super Bowl. But finally, on January 19th in 2003 a new paper stated it was (the holiday), and the date has stuck ever since!”