Thats because the National Confectioners Association has declared July 20 as National Lollipop Day in honor of the candy treat.
George Smith is the man credited with the idea of putting hard candies on sticks to make them easier to eat.
Supposedly, he named the candy after his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pop, and owned the rights to the name until he stopped making candies sometime during the 1930s.
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