National Pecan Day

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When Celebrated

Always on April 14th


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About the Holiday

National Pecan Day celebrates the popular and tasty nut that's native to North America. Pecans have been cultivated since the 1500s. The name pecan comes from a Native American Algonquin word that was used to describe "all nuts requiring a stone to crack." Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees. The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, though Albany, Ga. is the pecan capital of the United States. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals and are known to be rich in vitamin E and a powerhouse nut for antioxidents.

Gift Guidelines

  • Pecan crusted fish
  • Pecan pie
  • Box of Turtles (pecan, chocolate, and caramel)
  • Butter pecan ice cream

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