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National New Jersey Day

Get ready to show your love for the Garden State on National New Jersey Day - explore its diverse culture, delicious food, and beautiful scenery!
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Introduction

Get ready to show some love to the Garden State on July 27, also known as National New Jersey Day! This day celebrates all things New Jersey – from its beautiful beaches and bustling cities to its rich history and diverse culture. Did you know that New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the US, but has the highest population density? It's also home to many famous landmarks and inventions, including the first ever boardwalk and the light bulb. So whether you're a proud resident or just someone who loves all things NJ, get ready to celebrate this great state on National New Jersey Day!

History of National New Jersey Day

National New Jersey Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1664</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Jersey's Founding</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Jersey was founded when English settlers took over the area from the Dutch.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1776</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Revolutionary War Role</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Jersey played a key role in the Revolutionary War, with key battles like the Battle of Trenton happening on its soil.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Boardwalk in History</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first boardwalk in the world was built in Atlantic City, New Jersey, marking a significant milestone for the state's tourism industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1879</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Edison Invents Light Bulb</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in his Menlo Park laboratory, located in New Jersey, making a significant impact on global technology and innovation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1951</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>NJ Turnpike Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The central artery of New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike, opened, becoming a significant part of America's highway infrastructure.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National New Jersey Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National New Jersey Day was celebrated, dedicating a day to honor the history, culture, and people of the Garden State.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National New Jersey Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore the Garden State</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a road trip around New Jersey and explore all of its hidden gems, from beautiful beaches to charming small towns.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit historical sites</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>New Jersey has a rich history, so why not spend the day visiting some of its historical sites and learning more about the state's past.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out local cuisine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate New Jersey Day by indulging in some of the state's famous dishes, such as pork roll, salt water taffy, or tomato pie.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a sporting event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>New Jersey is home to many professional sports teams, so grab some tickets and cheer on your favorite team on National New Jersey Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Jersey-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and throw a party celebrating all things New Jersey, complete with Taylor ham and disco fries.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National New Jersey Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates all things New Jersey</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National New Jersey Day is a time to show some love for the Garden State! It's a chance to honor and appreciate all the amazing things that New Jersey has to offer, from its bustling cities to its beautiful beaches.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National New Jersey Day is a fun way to unite and celebrate with fellow New Jersey residents or those who have a special connection to the state. It's a reminder of the tight-knit community and pride that comes with being a part of the Garden State.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There's always something new to discover in New Jersey</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From hidden gems to iconic landmarks, there's no shortage of places to explore in New Jersey. National New Jersey Day is a great excuse to try something new, whether it's checking out a local restaurant or visiting a historical site you've never been to before.</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts for National New Jersey Day

National New Jersey Day FAQs

When is National New Jersey Day?

National New Jersey Day is celebrated on July 27 every year. In 2024, National New Jersey Day will occur on a Saturday.

National New Jersey Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 27

Thursday

2024

Jul 27

Saturday

2025

Jul 27

Sunday

2026

Jul 27

Monday

2027

Jul 27

Tuesday

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