International Bacon Day is observed on 2nd of September.
International Bacon Day, or simply ‘Bacon Day’ as it is called, is a popular observance in the United States. Though it is not an official one, people nevertheless enjoy the day with lots of enthusiasm and fun! Depending on the country where it is being observed, it is observed either on the first Saturday after New Year, on February 19th or on the Saturday before Labor Day, which is generally the first Monday of September.
If we look back to the origin of the day, we are to go back to 2000 where the day was first conceived in Bedford, Massachusetts by the people of Crag. However, there runs another story that the day came into being in 2004 when a group of graduate students from Colorado came up with the idea of honoring the much loved piece of meat. In Manchester, UK, the day is observed by the students as a much needed break from the monotonous revisions for the January exams. The students at Bucknell have their own way of celebrating the day. They call themselves ‘Meatheads’ for the day and eat only bacons on the International Bacon Day. Fun-filled games and bacon-eating competitions are held as a part of the day’s activity.
The main motto of the day is to love your bacon and appreciate it in every way possible! The celebrations typically include social gatherings with family and friends, preparing and consuming dishes made of bacon – all breakfasts, lunches and dinners made with bacon! Some people even go to the extent of making desserts with bacon and preparing bacon infused drinks! The main motto is to go out of the way to honor the pork with your near and dear ones. For people who are not so fond of pork, there are the soy bacons and turkey bacons too.