National Ice Cream Month

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National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in July and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July, in the United States.

The celebrations were originated by Joint resolution 298, which was sponsored by Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky on May 17, 1984.[1] The resolution proclaimed the month of July 1984 as "National Ice Cream Month" and July 15, 1984, as "National Ice Cream Day". It was signed into public law[1] by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984 with Presidential Proclamation 5219.[2]

Even though the resolution only mentioned a specific month and day in 1984, the celebrations have held up in the years ever since, publicized by ice cream manufacturers.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Bill Summary & Status 98th Congress (1983 - 1984) S.J.RES.298 All Information". The Library of Congress.
  2. ^ Reagan, Ronald. "Proclamation 5219 - National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day, 1984". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ International Dairy Foods Association [1] Visited 22 January 2007
  4. ^ Towle, Lisa H. (17 July 1988). "Fattening or Not, a National Passion". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Hays, Constance L. (30 July 1999). "Ice-cream makers suffer through a hot summer of flat sales". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 June 2014.