April 2 — takes place each year on the day after April Fool’s Day


It’s a day to return to seriousness after April Fool’s Day. It’s when PB&J lovers take the making and enjoying their sandwiches seriously.

PB&J’s origins

The most likely story according to our research is that the sandwich was concocted by American soldiers fighting oversea in WWII. Peanut butter and jelly were in the Army rations. The soldiers simply combined the two. They won the war.


Origins of National PB&J Day

Although we don’t care since we enjoy eating the sandwiches, no one seems to know why and how the day came about. And which country has declared it a “National” day.

Greeting cards

(too risqué for DMC?)

 There are over 1,200 of these “National Days,” sometimes referred to as “Hallmark Days.”


eHow page “How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day” — a great page for this day as it has a very complete recipe for making the sandwich: www.ehow.com/how_2320076_celebrate-national-peanut-butter-jelly.html

The Inquisitr page “All About National Peanut butter and Jelly Day” — background about the day: www.inquisitr.com/21145/national-peanut-butter-and-jelly-day/

Holiday Insights page “National Peanut Butrter and Jelly Day” — more background: www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/April/pbandjday.htm