The 23rd of January is National Pie Day in America, sponsored by the American Pie Council, to encourage people to make and eat pies.
They hold a pie contest each year (though the contest itself is not in January, it seems: in 2006, it was in April.)
Today, you could treat a friend to a piece of pie at your favourite coffee shop or diner, pick up a pie at a bakery, or even make one!
You can even have a pie for lunch or dinner — remember, pies can be sweet or savoury. In fact, if you’re in the northern hemisphere where it’s cold, and are just barely recovering from the excess of sweets over the holidays, then consider perhaps a meat pie.
The earliest print mention we’ve been able to find of Pie Day occurred in January 1984.