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National Apple Pie Day

National Apple Pie Day is the one day a year where it’s all about this delicious pie. While the phrase as “American as apple pie” is frequently heard, the pie actually originated in Europe.

When is National Apple Pie Day?

May 13th

Type of Holiday?

Fun. Food Holiday.

Holidays Celebrated on May 13th:

  • National Crouton Day
  • World Cocktail Day
  • National Frog Jumping Day
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • National Receptionists’ Day – Second Wednesday in May
  • National Third Shift Workers Day – Second Wednesday in May

How is the Day Celebrated?

  • Bake or buy an apple pie
  • Bake a pie and have family and friends over or bring it to work. You would be a favorite among your co-workers if you bought a pie to work.
  • Eat the pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a mid-day snack or a dessert. There are plenty of ways to fit pie into your day.
  • Since it is also National Cocktail Day – celebrate with some pie and your favorite cocktail.

National Apple Pie Day Trivia/Facts:

  • English settlers brought the pie to America.
  • In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this pie became a symbol of American prosperity and national pride.
  • French, German, and Italian apple pies all appeared in recipe books before American colonies had been settled.
  • Many early recipes didn’t include sugar.
  • This type of pie usually has a bottom and top crust.
  • The early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking
  • This type of pie is the most popular pie in the US, followed by Pumpkin, Pecan and Banana Cream pie
  • Firm apples are said to improve the taste of the pie.
  • Layer the apples to improve the taste of the pie.
  • Ice Cream is a favorite addition to the pie.

Famous Birthdays on May 13th:

  • Thomas Jefferson –  3rd U.S. President
  • Ron Perlman – American Businessman

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#applepieday #dessert #applepie

Other holidays in May to be on the lookout for include: National Missing Children’s DayNational Water a Flower Day, National Nurses Day,Star Wars Day and International Space Day.


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