NATIONAL GUMMI WORM DAY | JULY 15
Each year, National Gummi Worm Day gets a day of recognition on July 15th. Gummi worms are a gelatin candy created by a German company called Trolli.
Gummy worms are green and red but come in a variety of flavors, such as sweet and sour! These creepy treats are one of the best-selling candies of all time. Gummi worms are inspired by the original gummi candy, gummy bears. Other sweet and sour gummy treats include snakes, peaches, and gumdrops, just to name a few.
While you can snack on gummi worms all on their own, they make great additions to desserts like dirt pudding and casket pie. You can also add them to your ice cream, parfaits, and beverages.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GUMMI WORM DAY
Pick out your favorite gummi worm flavor and enjoy. Share with a friend or experiment with recipes using gummi worms. Surprise your favorite relative by encouraging them to eat worm – gummi worm, that is! Use #NationalGummiWormDay on social media.
NATIONAL GUMMI WORM DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this sweet holiday, check out these other candy-related holidays.
July 15th Celebrated History
Horace Wyman and George Crompton received U.S. patent No. 217,589 for a loom used for weaving patterns for Turkish towels. This kind of loom became known as a dobby loom. Before the dobby loom, weavers hired young boys called draw boys or dobby’s for short to pull the draw threads creating the weft and pattern of the weave. Dobby the house-elf would be so proud.
Wiley Post departs from Floyd Bennett Field in New York in an attempt to fly around the world a second time – this time solo.
Members of the United Steelworkers of America labor union begin a 116-day strike that led the United States to import foreign steel for the first time.
Twitter is launched.
July 15th Celebrated Birthdays
Clement Clarke Moore – 1779
Often given credit for the poem A Visit from St. Nicolas, Clement Clarke Moore was a poet, author, and professor at General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Generations of families know the Christmastime poem “A Visit from St. Nicolas” by heart.
Maggie L. Walker – 1867
As a business and community leader, Maggie L. Walker became the first African American woman to found a bank in the United States.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell – 1943
As a student at Cambridge, the British astronomer discovered the first of four pulsars. The signals, or pulses, had never been identified before.
Adam Savage – 1967
The American television host is known for his role in the popular scientific series Mythbusters and Unchained Reaction.