About Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is the day on which the Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL)'s annual championship game, is played.
Superbowl Sunday is held on the Sunday closest to five months after Labor Day.
Although not an official holiday, Super Bowl Sunday is an occasion when many families and friends gather together to watch "the big game", including those who are not normally football fans.
- Did you know? Americans purchase more food the week of the Super Bowl than any other week of the year - including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The first Super Bowl took place in 1967 after a merger between the NFL and the American Football League.After the merger, each league was re-designated as a "conference", and the game has since been played between the conference champions to determine the NFL's league champion.