National Jelly Bean Day

National Jelly Bean Day

Date When Celebrated : Always April 22

 National Jelly Bean Day is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans. Anyone who loves jelly beans, knows they are not just for Easter. Sure, they are very popular at Easter. But, they are also enjoyed year round. The flavors are limited only by the imagination of candy makers. If you’ve never enjoyed the multitude of flavors in a box of gourmet jelly beans, the we suggest you head right out to the store and buy some.

 Jelly beans date back to at least the 1860’s. Advertisements promoted sending jelly beans to Union troops fighting in the Civil War. The original candy maker is unknown.

 Do you know how to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day? We thought so!


Origin of “National Jelly Bean Day”:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. If a president had done so, it would have been President Ronald Reagan. He was well known for his love of jelly beans.