National Pumpkin Pie Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day is celebrated on December 25th of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of National Pumpkin Pie Day, however the overwhelming popularity of pumpkin pie during this time of year probably has something to do with it.

Pumpkin pie is a traditional North American sweet dessert, eaten during the fall and early winter, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time and featured also at Halloween.

The pie consists of a pumpkin-based custard, ranging in color from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust. The pie is generally flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

This pie is often made from canned pumpkin or packaged pumpkin pie filling (spices included); this is a seasonal product available in bakeries and grocery stores, although it is possible to find year-round.