National Pecan Day

Category: Food
National Pecan Day in USA in 2023
Image by David Mark , from PXhere. CC0

About National Pecan Day

How long until National Pecan Day?
National Pecan Day .
Dates of National Pecan Day
2024 USA Sunday, April 14thNational Pecan Day
2023 USA Friday, April 14thNational Pecan Day
2022 USA Thursday, April 14thNational Pecan Day
2021 USA Wednesday, April 14thNational Pecan Day
2020 USA Tuesday, April 14thNational Pecan Day
Summary
Pecans are the only major tree nut indigenous to America, so it would be nuts not to give them a national day!

Pecan nuts are the edible seeds of the pecan tree, which is native to North America. Pecans are oval or oblong in shape and have a hard, brown shell that encloses a thin, light brown seed. The seed, or nutmeat, is rich and flavorful, with a slightly sweet and nutty taste.

Pecans are a good source of nutrients, including healthy fats, protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are often eaten as a snack or used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes, such as pies, cookies, and candies. Pecans are also used to make pecan butter, which is similar to peanut butter, and they are often used in cooking and baking as a substitute for other types of nuts.

Pecan trees are grown in a variety of regions around the world, but the largest commercial production of pecans occurs in the United States, particularly in states such as Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma. Pecans are also grown in other countries, including Mexico, Brazil, and Australia.

Interesting facts about pecans

  • Pecans are the only tree nut that is native to North America.
  • Pecans are related to hickory nuts, walnuts, and butternuts, and they belong to the same family as these nuts.
  • Pecans are a good source of nutrients, including healthy fats, protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are particularly high in antioxidants and have been linked to a variety of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and improving cholesterol levels.
  • Pecans are often used in a variety of dishes, such as pies, cookies, and candies, and they are also used to make pecan butter, which is similar to peanut butter.
  • Pecan trees can live for hundreds of years and can reach heights of up to 150 feet (45 meters).
  • The word "pecan" is derived from the Algonquin word "pacane," which means "a nut requiring a stone to crack."
  • The pecan is the state tree of Texas and the state nut of Alabama.

Related Observances

Read more about National Pecan Cookie Day

National Pecan Cookie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pecan Cookie Day

Read More
Read more about National Pecan Sandies Day

National Pecan Sandies Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pecan Sandies Day

Read More
Read more about National Pecan Pie Day

National Pecan Pie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pecan Pie Day

Read More

Similar Observances

Read more about National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Read More
Read more about National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day 🍕

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pizza Day

Read More
Read more about National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Read More
Read more about National Peppermint Patty Day

National Peppermint Patty Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Peppermint Patty Day

Read More
Explore more Food holidays

Other Observances on April 14th 2023

Read more about Black Day

Black Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Black Day.

Read More
Read more about National Dolphin Day

National Dolphin Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Dolphin Day

Read More
Read more about National Ex Spouse Day

National Ex Spouse Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Ex Spouse Day

Read More
Read more about National Pan American Day

National Pan American Day

Commemorates the First International Conference of American States which ended on 14 April 1890.

Read More
All events on April 14th 2023