The National Coconut Cream Pie Day is celebrated every year on May 8.
Coconut is a fruit of coconut-palm tree.
The Portuguese and Spanish coined the word ‘Coconut’ based on the word ‘coco,’ which means ‘monkey face’ in Spanish.
In Malaysia, Southeast Asia and Polynesia, coconuts grow naturally.
In India, South America and other tropical regions, coconuts are widely used.
In the United States, Florida and Hawaii produce coconuts.
Like with many other US food holidays, the origin of this coconut pie day could not be traced yet. It is speculated that some organizations pertaining to the coconut Industry could have proposed it. Another school of thought is that, a group or a person who loves coconut pies could have promoted it.
Usually, there are no elaborate national celebrations honoring this day. The popular dessert restaurants and major bakeries might have special promotions on their coconut desserts on May 8. It is an occasion and excuse for Coconut Cream Pie lovers to indulge in it and for home bakers to whip it up.