Ann Landers, who made her reputation as the advice go-to-gal, proclaimed April 2, 1989, as the first Reconciliation Day. It's an annual day for people to get over whatever broke them apart in the first place. Mend a relationship with a disgruntled neighbor, forgive a family member and leave grudges in the past. Reconcile with a phone call, a handwritten letter or a small token. A text message just won't do.
The Mayo Clinic provides tips on how to let go of grudges and bitterness:
* "Move away from your role as victim and release the control and power the offending person and situation have had in your life."
* Actively forgive the person when you're ready (that might not be on April 2).
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Maybe once a relationship is repaired you'll get along as well as peanut butter and jelly. If you're more into Fluff and peanut butter or are tired or the same old PBJ, try one of these nine tasty twists on the combo. Bread, nut spreads and preserved fruits were all around well before the PBJ sandwich was popular by the 1920s according to Food Timeline.
"The first located reference to the now immortal peanut butter and jelly sandwich was published by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901. This immediately became a hit with America's youth, who loved the double-sweet combination, and it has remained a favorite ever since." ("Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea.")
Pascua Florida Day
Juan Ponce de Leon landed in St. Augustine, Fla., on April 2, 1513. The city is located along the upper portion of Florida and today is home to historic buildings, forts and ghostly walking tours. Ponce de Leon claimed the land for the king of Spain. Florida commemorates the event with a legal holiday, Pascua Day. He named Florida "Pascua Florida" meaning "Feast of the Flowers" because he sighted the land during the Easter season.
"The exact landing spot where Ponce and his men came ashore remains unknown, but it was apparently somewhere between the Cape Canaveral area and the mouth of the St. Johns River. Searching for this historic site, archaeologists have conducted numerous 'digs' at the Fountain of Youth, a National Archeological Park, where a Timucuan Indian village called Seloy was located and where the city of St. Augustine had its beginning," according to the City of St. Augustine.