National New Jersey Day

National New Jersey Day Quick Facts

2020 DateJuly 27, 2020
2021 DateJuly 27, 2021
National New Jersey Day

National New Jersey Day History

National New Jersey Day(NJ) celebrates the state of New Jersey otherwise known as the "Garden State." The former Attorney General of NJ, Abraham Browning is credited for the nickname when he gave a speech at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Browning said Our Garden State is an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat and open at both ends, with Pennsylvanians grabbing from one end and New Yorkers from the other.

New Jersey is known as a popular vacation destination as it has a long and scenic coastline with 50 seaside resort towns. These towns include Asbury Park, Atlantic City, and Cape May. New Jersey is also considered the Diner capital of the world with over 500 Diners that are typically open late.

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