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National Candy Day 2024: History, Origin and Celebrations

Who doesn’t like candies? perhaps no one, especially the children. It is one of the most favorite snacks of the children. Not just because of its taste but also the attractive shapes and colors. Almost every child is fond of candies. The National Candy Day helps us know about candies more and spend a happy day.

National Candy Day remarks the immense popularity of candies which is dated on November 4. There is a long history behind its origin & popularity. There are enormous companies that make candies but farms like M&Ms and PEZ are widely known for their candies all over the world.

National Cand Day Dates

National Candy Day is mainly celebrated on November 4. In other words, one can celebrate Candy Day just after the 4 days of Halloween.

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History of Origin and Modern Day Cany Inventions

The history and origin of the candies are very old. There were traditions of making sweets in ancient Greek, Persia, and India as well. Later it was developed once again in the 13th century.

The name candy came from the french word cucre candy which was similar to the Persian Qand or Qandi. It’s a sweet made from cane sugar.

The Invention of Modern Day candies

Usually, people used to use honey as sweets before candy was invented. In the very beginning, sugar was not available which is a must to make candies. In the 18th century probably the first candy was introduced.

It was in 1830 when the first candy was developed. Candies initially came from Britain, America, and France. That year there have been changes in the types of candies in a wide variety. There have been changes in colors and shapes and tastes also.

The first candy press was invented by Oliver R. Chase and did patent of this in 1847 in America. In the same year candies of different colors and shapes were invented and lozenges of various shapes were also invented in the same year.

In the year 1897, William Morrison and John C. Wharton invented the machine for cotton candy. In the beginning, the sugar threads used to be called Fairy Floss. After that era, the industry of candies had seen a drastic change. The sugar became more available. A variety of candies were invented and attractive colors and shapes were introduced.  New companies came into the industry with new products and the market was open.

The National Candy Day Origin

The origin of National Candy Day is not clear. But there is something called the first sweetest day in history was October 22, 1922. It was initiated by a candy maker C.C. Hartzell. There a committee was formed consisting of 12 confectioners in Cleveland and thus the first sweetest day was initiated. The committee decided to give away chocolate boxes around 20000 among the people of that area.  This day Later came out in the form of the National Candy Day which is mainly celebrated across the U.S.A.

        Different Types of Candies

There has been a drastic change in the candy industry since the first candy was developed. Different companies developed Several types of candies, invented, got popularity and some ruled the market and still ruling it world.

There are Candies like Candy Bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, jelly candies, soft candies, hard candies, Gum bars, and taffies.

Different companies make different types of candies. The most popular companies that do business all over the world are as follows:


M&M’s is probably the most recognized and liked brand of candies. They make button-size candies of different colors and flavors such as fruits and nuts. The company was established in 1941 and is now one of the biggest producers of candies in the U.S.A as well as in the world.


PEZ is one of the most popular candy companies around the world. It was originated in Vienna, Austria, Europe. It started its journey in 1927. They make candies in dispensers. They mainly gained popularity due to their cartoon character candies. they make candies in the shape of different cartoon characters.

Reese’s Peanut Buttercups

The company brings their chocolate in cups where peanut is coated with chocolate. This is one of the most popular candy giants in the united states. They started their journey in 1923 and carried out their business independently till 1963. Now the company is owned by Hershey company.

Besides these companies, there are several companies that produce popular candies and chocolate bars around the world.

Celebrating The National Candy Day

National Candy Day is a national holiday that is observed in different parts of the U.S.A. On this Day people buy candies to give their children in the family and sometimes send gifts to the others.

sometimes leftover candies are given away to the children in the streets, the orphans, and other people in the surround.

The National Candy Day is observed focusing on having candies all through the day. It is basically popular among the children. All children are fond of candies. This day helps them celebrate the day thoroughly which genuinely makes them happy.

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