There have been and are so many Cheesecake holidays, this is just one of the many.  My mom made a Cherry Cheesecake for Easter [to serve tomorrow] so I had to carefully cut out a slice to not entirely disrupt the integrity of her dessert.  That is why the picture looks a little sloppy.

Cheesecake dates bake to Ancient Greece where it was served to athletes at the first Olympics.  Cheesecake quickly spread across the Roman Empire, Europe, and Asia.  It eventually was brought to the United States by immigrants where cream cheese was used to form the modern [New York] cheesecake. In New York City in the early twentieth century bakers began to add various toppings, including cherries, to the deliciously famous dessert.