National Pecan Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always April 14
National Pecan Day is a rather nutty day. Its a day to celebrate and enjoy popular, tasty pecans.
Pecan trees are native to North America. Commercial growers of are very proud to be growing "America's Nut Tree". Native Americans have cultivated the trees for its flavorful and nutritious nuts for over a thousand years. Even early European settlers first harvested pecan nuts by foraging for them in the woods. By the 1770s, they were cultivated in gardens and orchards. Thomas Jefferson brought some pecan trees from the southern U.S. and planted them at his estate in Monticello. He gifted a tree to George Washington who planted it at his Mount Vernon estate on March 25, 1775. Over the next two hundred years or so, pecan tress have been planted on every continent except Antarctica.
A Little Pecan Trivia:
We don't have to tell you how to enjoy National Nut Day. Grab some pecans and chow down. Have a big piece of pecan pie. Praline candy anyone!?
History and Origin of "National Pecan Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did not find out why this date was chosen, although we do know April is National Pecan Month.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a true "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation supporting a "national" tag.
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