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National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 29

When is National Cherry Popsicle Day?

National Cherry Popsicle Day happens on Thursday August 29, 2024.

A Brief History of the Cherry Popsicle

Today is National Cherry Popsicle day! In honor of this special occasion, let’s take a look at the history of this iconic summer treat. Whether you enjoy them on a hot day or simply love the taste, there’s no denying that cherry popsicles are a delicious part of American culture. But where did they come from? Let’s find out.

The first popsicle was created quite by accident in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson. Frank was playing outside with a mixture of powdered soda, water and a wooden stick. He then accidentally left it outside in the cold overnight, creating the world’s first popsicle!

Although the original popsicle was made with soda water and flavor powder, it wasn’t long before other flavor combinations were tried. One of the most popular flavors of the early 20th century was cherry. This is likely because cherries were abundant during that time period and also because they are naturally red, making them perfect for patriotic holidays like Independence Day. Whatever the reason, cherry became one of America’s favorite popsicle flavors and has remained so to this day.

Cherry popsicles are a delicious and refreshing treat that have been enjoyed by generations of Americans. Next time you’re enjoying one on a hot summer day, take a moment to think about all the history that went into making it. From its humble beginnings as an accidental discovery to its current status as a national icon, the cherry popsicle has come a long way!

When does National Cherry Popsicle Day happen next year?

National Cherry Popsicle Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday August 29, 2025
  • Saturday August 29, 2026
  • Sunday August 29, 2027
  • Tuesday August 29, 2028
  • Wednesday August 29, 2029


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