In the United States, National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in July, and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July.[1]

The celebrations were originated by Joint resolution 298 in the United States Senate, which was sponsored by Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky on May 17, 1984,[2] and Joint resolution 543 in the United States House of Representatives, which was sponsored by Representative Kika de la Garza of Texas on April 11, 1984.[3] 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[2] by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984, with Presidential Proclamation 5219.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "National Ice Cream Day". National day 365. 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Summary & Status 98th Congress (1983 - 1984) S.J.RES.298 All Information". The Library of Congress.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "H.J.Res.543 - 98th Congress (1983-1984): A joint resolution to proclaim July 1984 as "National Ice Cream Month"; and July 15, 1984 as "National Ice Cream Day"". 1984-07-02. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  4. ^ Reagan, Ronald. "Proclamation 5219 - National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day, 1984". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ International Dairy Foods Association [1] Visited 22 January 2007
  6. ^ Towle, Lisa H. (17 July 1988). "Fattening or Not, a National Passion". The New York Times.
  7. ^ 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.