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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Peanut Butter Day

About National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

When is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? This holiday is always observed on April 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, an April 2 holiday, celebrates the infamous and beloved “PB and J” sandwich. It’s the favorite lunchtime sandwich of American kids, and many adults, too. Some kids practically live on Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Be creative and daring. While strawberry jelly is by far the most popular, there’s no requirement for the type of jelly. 

While you may focus on PB&J sandwiches, there are more things you can put peanut butter and jelly on. Toast is a good choice. English muffins are another good candidate. May we suggest peanut butter and apple jelly on your English muffins? It’s a great combination. Melba toast is another good one. And don’t forget snack time. Put peanut butter and jelly on a cracker for a great snack! Moms and dads often put peanut butter on celery for a healthy shack. add some jelly today.

The Great Sandwich Debate: How should you slice your peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or any sandwich for that matter? It’s an ageless debate. Do you slice a sandwich diagonally to form two triangles, or do you slice it across the middle, resulting in two rectangular halves? Don’t expect us to chime in with our opinion. Either way, we will make half of you upset with us! So, let’s cut to the chase….. the right way to slice your sandwich is the way mom did it when you were a kid.

How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  • Let’s start this day with a peanut butter and jelly donut. C’mon, admit it. You’ve loved this donut since you were a kid.
  • Next, for lunch a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread is a must. 
  • Take the challenge. See if you can have something with PB&J for breakfast, lunch dinner, and nighttime snacks. We just know you can do it!
  • Be creative. Try it on something you’ve never put it on before.

Today's Quote

“Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter.” – – James A. Garfield

History and Origin of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. This holiday originated before 2000.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor did we find a presidential proclamation. 

However, we think someone should seek a congressional or Presidental proclamation making this iconic American sandwich a true national day. Who’s up for the challenge?

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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