Today's Reason to Celebrate

August 31, 2024 is

International Bacon Day

Today is International Bacon Day! Today's tasty holiday is the perfect reason to enjoy this delicious breakfast food. Whether you opt for a BLT, bacon-wrapped asparagus, or a simple side of bacon – you can't go wrong!

Bacon is a cured, smoked pork and has been around for centuries. The method of preserving pork began in China around 1500 B.C., with the Greeks and Romans continuing the tradition. Modern-day bacon was first packaged and patented by Oscar Mayer in 1924.

Celebrate all things bacon today by having it as a part of your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Share your favorite bacon recipe with a friend!

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