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National Cherry Pie Day

February 20

When is National Cherry Pie Day?

National Cherry Pie Day happens on Tuesday February 20, 2024.

Savor the Sweetness: Embracing Cherry Pie Day on February 20th

As we find ourselves in the midst of the chilly month of February, there’s a sweet reason to warm our hearts and kitchens: Cherry Pie Day. On February 20th, this delightful day celebrates one of the most iconic and beloved desserts – the cherry pie. It’s a day to appreciate the simple joys of baking, the tart sweetness of cherries, and the way food can bring us together.

The Timeless Appeal of Cherry Pie:

A slice of cherry pie is more than just a dessert; it’s a slice of nostalgia, a symbol of American tradition, and a testament to the enduring appeal of simple, wholesome ingredients. The classic cherry pie, with its flaky crust and vibrant filling, has graced tables for generations and continues to be a favorite across the country.

How to Celebrate Cherry Pie Day:

  1. Bake Your Own Pie: There’s nothing quite like the aroma of a freshly baked cherry pie. Use this day to try your hand at baking your own. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, the process of making a pie from scratch is deeply satisfying.
  2. Pie Baking Contest: Organize a friendly pie baking contest with friends, family, or colleagues. It’s a fun way to share recipes, enjoy a variety of pie styles, and celebrate community.
  3. Visit a Local Bakery: Support your local bakery by purchasing a slice or a whole cherry pie. Many bakeries prepare special pies for this sweet occasion.
  4. Learn About Cherry Varieties: Use Cherry Pie Day as an opportunity to learn about different types of cherries and how their flavors differ, from the popular tart Montmorency to the sweet Bing cherries.

The Joy of Cherry Picking:

If you’re fortunate to live near cherry orchards, consider a cherry-picking trip. The experience of picking your cherries can add a special touch to your cherry pie, making it all the more satisfying.

Health Benefits of Cherries:

Cherries are not just delicious; they’re also packed with health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and offer anti-inflammatory properties. Incorporating cherries into your diet can be both tasty and beneficial for your health.

Sharing the Love:

Cherry Pie Day is a perfect occasion to share with those in need. Consider donating a cherry pie to local shelters or community centers, spreading warmth and sweetness to others.

Cherry Pie Day is more than just an excuse to indulge in a delectable dessert; it’s a celebration of culinary tradition, the bounty of nature, and the joys of sharing. So, this February 20th, let’s slice into the rich, sweet goodness of cherry pie and savor every moment.

When does National Cherry Pie Day happen next year?

National Cherry Pie Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thursday February 20, 2025
  • Friday February 20, 2026
  • Saturday February 20, 2027
  • Sunday February 20, 2028
  • Tuesday February 20, 2029


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