Yes! I said bacon! B-A-C-O-N. That “sinful” thing that we all love to munch on any time of the day. I don’t know how exactly bacon became as big as it is now, but the whole ForeverGeek crew is united in loving everything bacon. We’ve brought you everything from a Bacon Lorem Ispum Generator to Bacon Tattoos to even Kevin Bacon in Bacon, and now, why don’t you join us in celebrating International Bacon Day?
It is a real holiday, albeit unofficial. International Bacon Day1 was created by a group of students from CU Boulder (Colorado) in 2004, and it is celebrated yearly on the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States. Obviously, these guys are hardcore bacon lovers. It is worth noting, though, that this love for bacon is also celebrated in other parts of the world. In the UK, Manchester to be exact, some students celebrate Bacon Day on January 14. This is a way of getting some comic relief before they take they exams. (I wish I had known about this when I was a student!)
So anyway, what can you do to celebrate International Bacon Day? It’s really a no brainer: eat as much bacon as you can! Now you have an excuse to indulge.
Just in case you are a vegetarian, and you will not touch bacon to save your life, you can still join in on the fun. International Bacon Day was meant to be enjoyed by everyone, so the founders of the holiday have made up rules that make it open for everyone. There is fake-con – soy bacon, for example. For those who eat meat but not pork, there is turkey bacon. Whatever floats your boat, as they say.
So as early as now, I suggest calling up your friends – or messaging them on Facebook or Google Plus or Twitter or whatever – and letting them know that you are throwing a bacon party tomorrow. I bet you’ll have the entire neighborhood wanting to join you!
If you want to be creative as to how you use bacon all day tomorrow, you might want to check out bacon recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert at the Recipe Finder blog.
And if you are not totally convinced that you should indulge in bacon for health reasons, let me help you get over that hurdle. Here’s an infographic telling us about the “top secret, shocking, finger-licking, kitten-tickling, potentially life-saving health benefits of bacon”!