National Pecan Day
April 14, Friday
Pecan trees are the only major nut tree that’s indigenous to America and have not been found growing naturally anywhere else in the world. They are common to the Southern U.S., which is why pecans are commonly used in everything from pies to pecan pralines. Pecans are a member of the hickory family and their name means “nuts needing a stone to crack” in Algonquian. These nuts are so common and loved in the U.S., they have even earned themselves their own holiday. A holiday that falls on the 14th of April annually and is aptly named National Pecan Day.