National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Peanut butter and jelly is well known in the United States. What child hasn’t brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school? In honor of the most common and amazing sandwich out there, a day has been set aside to celebrate Peanut Butter and Jelly. While peanut butter has a number of days to help honor its wonderful day (Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Day), jelly is not celebrated very often.
The first peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were developed by American soldiers during World War II. They decided to combine the usual products of their ratio into something new and developed a fabulous treat. When the soldiers came back after the war, the sales of peanut butter and jelly soared.
When is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Celebrated?
Every year on April 2nd
Type of Holiday?
Fun. Food holiday.
How do we celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?
- eat peanut butter and jelly for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- bring a sandwich for lunch
- have friends and family over and serve the winning combination
Trivia/Facts for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day:
- The first peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were developed by American soldiers during World War II
- The biggest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was made in Peanut, Pennsylvania in 1993. The sandwich was 40 ft long and contained 50 lbs of jelly and 150 lbs of peanut butter
- The average American will eat 1500 PB&Js before they turn 18
- This sandwich used to be a delicacy that only rich people would eat
- Smuckers owns the copyright to no crusts
Celebrities who celebrate their birthdays on April 2nd
- Michael Fassbender – Actor
- Hans Christian Andersen – Author
- Alec Guinness – Actor
- Chris Meloni – Actor
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Other Special Days in April include World Party Day, National Hostess Twinkie Day, National Siblings Day and many more!