National Popcorn Day – January 19, 2022 Activities, History, Celebration

 National Popcorn Day is a day for celebrating and enjoying one of America’s favorite snacks: popcorn. Celebrated on January 19th, this event has its roots in the early 1900s when an American entrepreneur named Orville Redenbacher began selling his brand of popcorn kernels. Today, there are many ways to enjoy National Popcorn Day – from making your own at home to visiting local theaters that are screening movies like “Popcorn” or “Jurassic World”. If you want to learn more about the history of this holiday, why it was created, or how you can celebrate it yourself, then read on!

History Of National Popcorn Day

The story of popcorn is an interesting one, which would not be complete without discussing its origins. The original corn derived from a small grass with kernels much like those found in wheat; however it took careful selection and generations to breed what we know today as “popcorn” plants through selective breeding processes-around when settlers first arrived on these shores after coming over from Europe themselves carrying their versions/variations within this category called “pops” or grains for popping purposes.

Aztecs used popcorn to decorate their clothes, create ceremonial embellishments, and also for nourishment. Native Americans have been found to consume the maize plant as well; they would grind it into flour before baking on an open fire or roasting over coals which made them easier than ever before accessible in terms of nutrition – something we know all too little about today!

Celebration Of National Popcorn Day

Today, there are many fun ways to celebrate this holiday! While it might be tempting to try and make your popcorn kernels at home, you can also visit a local theater that is playing movies like “Popcorn” or “Jurassic World”. You may even want to go see the “Popcorn” movie itself, which is a fun popcorn-themed comedy that was released in 1991. If you’re feeling particularly creative this year then consider carving your pumpkin into the shape of a bowl and making some homemade candy corn to enjoy with friends!

Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Corn Company

You may be interested to know that the Orville Redenbacher brand is still very popular today and that it has been around for over 100 years! The company was founded in 1910 by an American entrepreneur named Orville Redenbacher. He started his business selling popcorn kernels to eager customers who wanted to make their own at home-which helped him become one of the most well-known brands in America today!

Redenbacher also became famous for his brand of popcorn products which you can still buy at your local grocery store or online. The company is named after its founder, Orville Redenbacher, who was a tax lawyer and partner from Valparaiso, Indiana. He had been selling popcorn in his office at the time, and eventually decided to start selling it commercially.

What Do People Do On National Popcorn Day? 

On January 19th, there are many ways that you can celebrate this holiday-from making your homemade popcorn kernels at home to visiting a local theater playing movies like “Popcorn” or “Jurassic World”. If you are feeling particularly creative, then consider carving your pumpkin into the shape of a bowl and making some homemade candy corn with friends!

Today is National Popcorn Day. This holiday is all about celebrating one of America’s favorite snacks-popcorn! You can celebrate this event in many fun ways, including visiting a local theater that is screening movies like “Popcorn” or “Jurassic World”.


National Popcorn Day celebrates the delicious combination of movies and popcorn. Food marketers love this day, so be sure to check your local listings for any deals on movie tickets or freebies!


15 Billion Quarts

Americans love their popcorn. So much so, that we consume over 15 billion quarts annually — which is about 45 quarts per man woman, and child! It’s one of the most wholesome snacks available to us as Americans; it’s also considered healthy because there are no preservatives or artificial flavors added in-between those delicious bites (which always makes me happy).

13.5% moisture content

The factors that affect popcorn quality include moisture and expansion ratio. Processing procedures may also affect the final product, but for best taste, it should measure from 13% – 14%.

Mildew can occur when there is too much sugar in your diet which causes changes to bacteria within our intestines leading them to produce acetoin a toxic byproduct resulting from aerobic metabolism of sugars without enough oxygen present; this leads us back towards another unpleasant situation known as “popped collar” (see reference link below).

31 Cals per cup

Air-popped popcorn makes for a tasty and healthy snack with only 31 calories per cup! No wonder it’s so popular among dieters everywhere. Oil-cooked varieties have even less – at only 55 per cup, they’re perfect as part of your daily food intake or when you simply want something light yet filling to eat before activity.

On the lookout for some amazing low-calorie snacks? We hope that includes air-popped corn because not many things can compete against its nutritional value: just one serving has about thirty-one-hundredths (31) calories compared to other more famous options such as chips which average somewhere around three hundred fifty-five (355).


1. It’s Easy and Fast to Make

Popcorn takes just a few minutes to make and can be custom-tailored with your favorite toppings. Try it in the oven for an added flair, or pop some on top of a casserole dish when you want something fast!

2. It’s Filling

Popcorn is one of the most wholesome snacks you can eat, and it’s also low in calories. The kernels are popped with heat to create their light yet satisfying flavor which has been enjoyed by Americans since immigrants introduced them during World War II when popcorn was rationed for soldiers because it took up so little space per serving size (it makes about four cups). Popcorning today remains popular among many cultures across America!

3. It Comes With Good Memories

As a child, I remember going to the movies with my dad on Saturday mornings and screenings at night. This first date was just as awkward—in fact, it seemed like everyone had more fun making fun of us than being romantic! Popcorn always seems to be involved during these festive occasions–either in some form or another (like dipping) but especially when they’re enjoyed together as an event unto itself rather than for what one does after finishing up elsewhere such as dinner.

The morning matinee may not have been all that great from time to time because there isn’t anything special about those types of shows other than how expensive they are, but who can forget the excitement of watching our favorite movie (or anything else that was playing) on the big screen? Even if it wasn’t a complete masterpiece or award-winning film; everyone always felt like they were part of something bigger than life–because at least for those two hours we could walk out with popcorn in our hands and popcorn in our bellies.


The “popped collar” syndrome is a condition that affects people of all ages, which can result in obesity and even type II diabetes. This happens when there are changes to the bacteria within your intestines resulting from overgrowth or imbalance that causes them to produce acetoin a toxic byproduct resulting from aerobic metabolism of sugars without enough oxygen present. This leads us back towards another unpleasant situation known as “popped collar” (see reference below).

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