International Bacon Day is an unofficial event on the holiday calendar, but no less tasty for that. It is celebrated every year in September, on the first Saturday. It is noteworthy that different dates have been chosen for this holiday of international significance in different countries, for example, the beginning of January or February 19th. Bacon is rightfully considered an important element of American national cuisine.
The first use of pork for food began in China several thousand years ago. It was the Chinese who invented the meat curing technique and shared it with the Roman Empire. In addition, bacon was used by peasants in Britain. The title of the father of the American pork industry was given to Hernando de Soto. He who brought almost a dozen pigs to America at the beginning of the 16th century, and a few years later the number of adults exceeded 700.
International Bacon Day was founded in 2004 by a group of CU Boulder students. And the students at Bucknell University celebrate their own holiday, calling themselves the meat heads’ group. In Britain, bacon is celebrated in mid-January. According to statistics, about 70% of bacon is eaten for breakfast.
- The term “bacon” referred to all pork until the 16th century.
- In America, bacon is meat only from the belly of a pig; Canadian bacon is from the loins.
- A traditional American snack recipe is bacon smoked with different woods.
- In America, about two billion pounds of delicious snacks are produced every year.
- During World War II, Americans donated leftover bacon to make bombs.
How to take part
Cook something delicious with bacon, one of the oldest cured foods on the planet. Try different types of snacks. Each has a unique taste and aroma, and gives the finished dish an amazing flavor. Throw a party, because eating bacon alone is boring. Write on social networks about the holiday, tell us about your favorite dish.
When is International Bacon Day celebrated in 2023?
International Bacon Day is observed on the first Saturday of September each year.