National Pumpkin Pie Day - December 25
Mon, Dec 25, 2023

National Pumpkin Pie Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day is the perfect day to cook a delicious treat for your family! In the United States, this dessert has become a beloved tradition, usually served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is hard to find a family that doesn’t have a delicious and fragrant pie on their table.


We don’t know who invented National Pumpkin Pie Day, but they clearly had a passion for these baked goods! Some researchers believe that the original pie was prepared by settlers in Plymouth. It’s possible that Native Americans shared pumpkins with Europeans, who created a custard made with milk and honey. The first Thanksgiving celebration wouldn’t have been complete without this dish.

In 1651, a book called “Le Vrai Cuisinier François” was published by a famous French cook and writer. Two years later, the book was translated into English. The pumpkin pie was featured in the book as “Tourte of Pumpkin”. By 1670, the recipe was also being published in British publications. By 1796, pumpkin pie had become the dish we know and love today, after American Amelia Simmons published a recipe that better suited American tastes.

Interesting facts

Did you know that pumpkins are:

  • Unpretentious plants, grown everywhere except Antarctica.
  • Botanically classified as a berry.
  • Believed to have first appeared around 7000 years ago, bred by ancient people through selective breeding.
  • Rich in vitamins E and A to help fight against aging.
  • Great for people with anemia, as they are high in iron.
  • Low in calories, making them ideal for those watching their figure.
  • Not just for eating – amazing things can be made from them.
  • Especially popular at Halloween as a decoration.

How to take part

Head to the kitchen on National Pumpkin Pie Day and don’t leave until you’ve made your favorite pie. If cooking isn’t your thing, you can always buy a pre-made pie – on this day, they’re sold everywhere! Alternatively, you could create decorative elements from a pumpkin and decorate your home with them, or invite your friends over for dinner.

When is National Pumpkin Pie Day celebrated in 2023?

National Pumpkin Pie Day is observed on December 25 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday December 25 2023
Wednesday December 25 2024
Thursday December 25 2025
Friday December 25 2026

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