Yes, Sandwich lovers! It’s true! On the 3rd November 2017, we will again be celebrating the day of the Sandwich, from cheese and pickle, ham salad to corn beef and tuna mayo.
We all enjoy the feeling when you open your Tupperware at lunch and see the content of whatever was in the fridge that day sandwiched between two fresh pieces of bread. But had it ever crossed your mind about where the peculiar name came from?
History of sandwich day
John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich is mainly to thank for the tradition. He was a great fan of card games, and as he played he requested his meat be given to him on two slices of bread so that he would not get grease on his fingers, which would then get on the cards. As word got around that it was quite a genius – and tasty – idea, the people of the villages and towns started ordering their meat “the same as Sandwich” which grew to eventually be “a sandwich”. The Sandwich is wonderfully British and the day celebrates the Earl and the near miracle of what we now eat on a regular basis.
But how can I celebrate Sandwich Day?
It’s simple! If you want to celebrate National Sandwich Day, you could get creative and make some unique sandwiches of your own. And then share them on social media with the hashtag #NationalSandwichDay. You could also head down to your local superstore and pick up the ingredients for some of the most common Sandwiches around… Like the BLT, a Cheese Sandwich and even the Hamburger!
John Montagu had a loyal commitment to the navy and politics, and would usually eat them at his work desk. So don’t be afraid to take your favourite sandwich into work on the 3rd!
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