National Apple Pie Day
National Apple Pie Day
When is National Apple Pie Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 13
There’s a delicious fascination with apples. We’ve been talking about them and enjoying them since the Garden of Eden. So, it only makes sense that we celebrate them with this special day. Without a doubt, National Apple Pie Day is as American as apple pie! On this May 13 holiday, we celebrate America’s favorite flavor of pie. So, pull out your cookbook and choose among a wide range of apple pie recipes. Then, start baking.
We’ve been enjoying apple pie for hundreds of years. The pilgrims brought apple pie to the New World when they arrived in Jamestown. In 1902, the New York Times proclaimed apple pie the “American symbol for prosperity”. It is the favorite pie of one in five Americans. It is a dessert for all meals and nighttime snacks. 35% of us admit to eating apple pie for breakfast.
Like any other food holiday, is it fun and easy to enjoy this day. Simply have a slice or two of apple pie.
The Evolution of "An Apple a Day..."
Today’s favorite saying is “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This saying has a long history and the wording evolved. The saying alludes to the health benefits of eating them.
It all began in England in the 1860s. At the time, the original saying was “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” While this quickly became a popular saying, the author is unknown. Over the years, several variations of this proverb evolved. For example, at times over the years, it read: “An apple a day, no doctor to pay” and “An apple a day sends the doctor away”. It wasn’t until 1922 that the current version of this adage came into use.
Did You Know? Tart apple varieties are the best for baking.
How to Celebrate and Participate in National Apple Pie Day
What is the best way to celebrate National Apple Pie Day?
- Bake an apple pie.
- Try a new recipe.
- Share and trade recipes with family and friends.
- Bake a second one and bring it to a friend or neighbor.
- Bake another one and bring it to work to share with co-workers.
- Eat apple pie.
- Have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack. Then, diet tomorrow.
- Plant an apple tree.
- Learn about Johnny Appleseed.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” – – Bernard Baruch
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – – Martin Luther
“The world would be a different place if Adam was allergic to apples.” – – Marin Darmonkow
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” – – Carl Sagan
“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” – – Robert H. Schuller
History and Origin of National Apple Pie Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. There is very little factual information about this holiday. However, we continue to research this holiday.
We found no documentation of why this date was selected. The date mildly surprised us, as we thought this day would have been on a day during the fall harvest.
We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.
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