Quick Facts

Dates
Every January 23rd
Hashtags
#PieDay
Tagged as
  1. Food & Drink

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We’re going to need more days in the year if we want to have a celebration for every type of food in existence. Luckily, most of the important foods, such as pie, already have their assigned dates!

Pie Day is, as you might expect a glorious opportunity to celebrate pie. Whether it’s sweet fruit pies, meat-filled pies with gravy or those silly whipped cream pies that people throw for comical effect, no pie is left out during pie day and they all have an opportunity to shine!

Pies have been around for thousands of years and the recipe hasn’t changed much. It’s still a pastry that’s filled with something and served on a plate or dish that it’s baked in. It’s simple, it’s effective and it’s incredibly filling. But what exactly do people do on Pie Day and what’s it all about?

Most people see it as an opportunity to stuff themselves with all different types of pie, and this is especially easy during Pie Day as many stores and bakeries have started to celebrate it, offering discounts or even free pies as part of the celebration. However, others prefer to use Pie Day as an excuse to bake something of their own, usually with the intention of sharing it with friends and family members. Even if you don’t have a clue how to bake, it’s a good opportunity to learn!

History of Pie Day

Pie Day was started in the mid-1970s by Charlie Papazian. Papazian worked as a nuclear engineer in Colorado but also had experience as a brewer and teacher. We’re not sure why he decided to do it, but he declared that his birthdate would also be known as Pie Day. Everyone seemed to agree (who wouldn’t agree to a pie day?) and ever since 1986, it’s become an official celebration that is even sponsored by the American Pie Council.

How to celebrate Pie Day

Celebrating Pie Day is easy–just eat pie! Whether it’s a delicious blueberry pie from your local bakery or a filling chicken pot pie for dinner, there are countless different options and they all deserve your attention. In fact, you could probably serve pie for all three meals of the day if you really wanted!

You could always just buy the pies from a bakery or store (especially because there will likely be sales or even free pie!) but we do suggest trying to make your own pies so that you can learn more about the process, pick up some new cooking skills and maybe learn the history of pies and how they were made in the past.

Pie Day is a fun and exciting day to celebrate, and it gets even wackier when you start using the official #PieDay hashtag. People get up to all sorts of crazy things on social media. You’ll find lots of fun pictures of people gorging on pies, you might come across some new pie recipes and you might even learn a few pie-related facts!