Raise a spoon, or a handful, because the sweet and crunchy goodness of National Pecan Day is coming! Whether you like them in pies, cookies, or just plain, there's no nuttier day to be a part of. Preheat your ovens, free up some pantry space and limber up those nutcrackers, it's about to get nutty!
It's national pecan day on the 14th April.
Now, you may be wondering how exactly we got around to celebrating a day dedicated to these tasty, nutritious nuggets. Like many good things, we're not exactly sure when or why National Pecan Day started. But what the pecan lacks in day-origin, it more than makes up for in culinary history.
Did you know the humble pecan is one of the few nuts native to North America? The pecan tree is actually the state tree of Texas, and the word 'pecan' itself comes from an Algonquin term meaning 'a nut that requires a stone to crack'. And we thought cracking a joke was hard!
National Pecan Day has exploded in popularity, with our data showing a whopping 3086 online mentions, with April 14, 2015, being a particularly nutty day. It seems folks have really taken this national celebration to heart, or maybe stomach is more appropriate. Regardless, whether you're hosting a pecan themed potluck or just munching away solo, it's clear that this day has found a sweet spot in people's hearts (and bellies)!
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