Corn on the Cob Day
annually on June 11th
There are six different kinds of maize, or corn, and one of them is sweet corn, the kind that is most often celebrated on Corn on the Cob Day. Corn was first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in southern Mexico thousands of years ago, and more corn is now produced around the world than wheat or rice, although not all of it is used for human consumption. Sweet corn is picked when the kernels are still soft, and it is cooked in many different ways. Most commonly it is boiled or steamed on a stove, roasted or grilled on a grill or in an oven, or microwaved. Many times skewers are put on both ends of the cob after the husk is removed so it can can more easily be held, and butter, salt, and pepper are common seasonings used on the corn. It can be a pretty healthy snack if it is not overloaded with butter and salt, as an ear of corn usually isn’t much more than 100 calories, and is high in fiber.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by eating corn on the cob! Sometimes it can look very undignified to eat corn on the cob, but today it doesn’t matter! It’s Corn on the Cob Day! Be as messy as you want! There are many different ways to cook the corn. You can look for some original ways to make your corn here and here.