National Cotton Candy Day

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National Cotton Candy Day

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Yebin Park, Staff Writer

National Cotton Candy Day is observed on Saturday, December 7th. On 1897, Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented the first machine-spun cotton candy. Following the invention of machine-spun cotton candy, it was finally introduced to a wide audience at the World’s Fair in St Louis on 1904. At the time, it was called “fairy floss.” Cotton candy got its name as we know it on 1921 when a dentist, Josef Lascaux, built a machine and sold the treat to patients in his Louisiana office. It’s widely believed that he’s the one who established the permanent name.

People can celebrate this holiday by eating all the cotton candy they want, try making the sweet at home, or sharing it with friends and family.