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NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY – December 7

National Cotton Candy Day December 7

 NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY

Dating all the way back to the 1400′s when it was first called spun sugar, cotton candy has been a favorite treat of young and old alike at carnivals, fairs and the circus, now December 7th celebrates this sugary delight as it is National Cotton Candy Day.   Each year on December 7th, cotton candy lovers look forward to celebrating the day as they pull chunks of cotton candy from a stick or out of a bag and reminisce of their childhood days.

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

Cotton candy is also called candy floss or fairy floss.

During the 18th century when cotton candy (spun sugar) was first recorded in Europe, it was very expensive and labor-intensive and generally and was not available to the average person.  It was after the invention of machine-spun cotton candy that it was introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss”.  People loved it and bought over 68,000 boxes for 25 cents a box.

Cotton candy is still popular to this day!   Happy National Cotton Candy Day!

NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Cotton Candy Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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