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What day is National Sandwich Day celebrated? November 3

What is National Sandwich Day? National Sandwich Day celebrates one of the most popular lunch items, the sandwich. Sandwiches primarily consist of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese or other fillings. Of course, there is the famous Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. Altogether, Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day! There are literally thousands of different types of sandwiches. Some of the more common sandwiches include Ham and Cheese, BLT, Philadelphia Cheesesteak, Club Sandwich, Dagwood, French Dip,  Monte Cristo, Po’boy, Reuben, Sloppy Joe, Submarine, and Tuna Fish.

When was the sandwich created? It is believed that John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718–1792), invented the sandwich. Lord Sandwich was a constant gambler who did not take time to leave the gambling table for meals. Rather, he asked his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread. His gambling friends soon began ordering “the same as Sandwich,” and hence the sandwich was born.

How to celebrate: Go out for a sandwich with a friend or co-worker. Try a new sandwich.

What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Sandwich Day is #NationalSandwichDay.

What other national days are there for sandwiches? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate sandwiches, including:

  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 12
  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day January 14

There are many other national days relating to food. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for your favorite food. Browse it by using the category button on the top left of the webpage.