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National Cereal Day

It’s only right that cereal gets its very own day – 49% of all Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal.  Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food. Cereal is no longer just for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal. Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes with the most popular cereal used for a snack being, Rice Crispy Bars.

When is National Cereal Day?

Type of Holiday?

Fun Holiday

How is National Cereal Day celebrated?

  • Have a bowl of your favorite cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Try a new recipe featuring cereal.

National Cereal Day Facts:

  • Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio.
  • In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s brother, William K. Kellogg, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company.
  • Charles William Post met the Kellogg brothers while recuperating from his second nervous breakdown in 1893. They met at a sanitarium.
  • Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World”
  • Of the more than 314 million people in the U.S., 49% start their day with a bowl of cereal.
  • There are 2.7 billion boxes of cereal sold every year.
  • Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  • In the 1800’s cereal was considered a remedy – a sort of 19th-century health or wonder food for the ailing masses

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#cerealday #nationalcerealday #cereal

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on March 7th :

  • Henry Draper – Astronomer
  • Willard Scott – Weatherman
  • Daniel J. Travanti – Actor
  • Tammy Faye Bakker – Gospel singer/Deceased
  • Wanda Sykes – Comedienne
  • Whitcomb Judson – Inventor of the zipper

Other interesting holidays celebrated in March include National Joe Day and National Potato Chip Day.

What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate in March?

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