When is National Apple Pie Day?
National Apple Pie Day is May 13th.
What is National Apple Pie Day?
Americans love apple pie. Soldiers heading to World War II told journalists they did so “for Mom and apple pie.” Anything with the distinct essence of the U.S. gets called “American as apple pie.” We love it so much, we have a day to celebrate it: National Apple Pie Day.
In truth, recipes for apple pie have been around since the 14th century, well before the U.S. was founded. That didn’t stop us though. This fruit pie became a symbol of American prosperity in the 19th century, and to this day it represents a patriotic love for the United States of America.
“No pie-eating people can be permanently vanquished.” That journalist who wrote that statement in a 1902 newspaper must have loved his apple pie. But which of us doesn’t?
So step up, pie lovers. Come one, come all, and revel in this great American symbol on National Apple Pie Day.
Fun facts about National Apple Pie Day!
Crisco and the American Pie Council ran a survey in 2008. They found Apple Pie at the top of the list, preferred by 19% of Americans.
Vermont embraced apple pie as its official state pie in 1999.
Robert Greene’s play Arcadia (1590) carries the romantic line, “Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes.” (Guys, don’t try that one at home.)
How to celebrate National Apple Pie Day:
Bake an apple pie! Get the whole family involved. You could even use it to teach your kids some baking tips.
What’s the hashtag for National Apple Pie Day?
Post your apple pie pictures on social media with #NationalApplePieDay.