National Bacon Day - December 30
Sat, Dec 30, 2023

National Bacon Day

National Bacon Day urges you to quickly head to the kitchen, grab a frying pan and fry some delicious and fragrant pieces! Americans love to eat bacon for breakfast with eggs, put it in burgers and various salads… This is a very versatile food. Nutritionists may not be thrilled due to its high calorie content, but we all know that it is simply delicious!


National Bacon Day was founded in 1997. Its purpose is to take a break from all the holiday madness and enjoy the taste of some crispy golden bacon in your favorite dish. Bacon is a thin layer of meat taken from a young animal. In countries where pork is not allowed, the term can be used to refer to beef or lamb, but in order to get the real taste and texture of bacon, pork is the only option.

The first mentions of bacon date back to the 15th century, when it was beloved by monks and clergymen. It was brought to America by the settlers and started to gain popularity. Even the Puritans, who had very strict laws, were fond of this food. During the 20th century, the bacon recipe spread around the world.

Interesting facts

  • Did you know that bacon is considered to be the first food eaten on the moon? After Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s successful arrival, they both enjoyed some bacon.
  • The Chinese have been salting meats for more than 3000 years.
  • Vegetarians have a great meat alternative – tofu and tempeh strips. Apparently, they are quite delicious.
  • In Turkey, bacon is made from turkey meat.
  • A combination of crispy bacon and bread is said to provide the perfect remedy for a hangover.
  • Scientists have concluded that there might be an actual bacon addiction, which explains why people tend to have bacon for breakfast.

How to take part

Start National Bacon Day the right way: Wake up before everyone else in your family and make a delicious traditional breakfast with bacon. Do you have some unusual ideas? Improve the recipe and add some creativity! Don’t worry about the extra calories – one serving of bacon won’t affect your figure.

When is National Bacon Day celebrated in 2023?

National Bacon Day is observed on December 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday December 30 2023
Monday December 30 2024
Tuesday December 30 2025
Wednesday December 30 2026

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