National Bacon Day – December 30

Bacon lovers like to celebrate National Bacon Day every day, but the official holiday takes place on December 30 each year.

Who doesn’t love the sizzling goodness of bacon frying in the pan? Bacon is the universally-loved utility hitter of foods—awesomely eaten by itself and also superb at enhancing any meal.

So make yourself a BLT sandwich, kick back, and enjoy bacon’s special day. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about National Bacon Day.

When is National Bacon Day?

National Bacon Day is celebrated on December 30 annually in the United States.

What day is National Bacon Day this year?

National Bacon Day this year will be celebrated on Saturday, December 30, 2023.

How do I celebrate National Bacon Day?

The easiest way to celebrate National Bacon Day is to cook up some bacon and enjoy its sizzled goodness. Here are some more ideas for you to enjoy this special day of’ meat candy’:

Try bacon on something new: add it to your burger or sprinkle bacon crumbles on your salad; add a delicious twist to pizza, or wrap up a Krispy Kreme doughnut in delectable bacon. They say everything goes better with bacon!

Gather friends and family to watch a bacon-themed movie marathon. Watch movies connected to bacon—‘bacon’ can be in the movie’s title or a part of the plot, or maybe Kevin Bacon appears in the film.

Give the gift of bacon! Fun examples are gourmet bacon, bacon roses, chocolate-covered bacon, bacon-scented underwear, or a “Making Bacon!” t-shirt.

Post photos of your fabulous bacon meal to social media. Use the National Bacon Day hashtags listed below.

National Bacon Day - December 30.

Bacon fun facts

More than half of all American homes have bacon on hand at all times.

People who live in Los Angeles and New York consume the most bacon in the United States.

During WWII, the U.S. government urged citizens to donate bacon grease to help the army’s explosives production.

Bacon is eaten together with eggs 71% of the time.

Bacon contains the nutrient choline, believed to increase intelligence and memory. It may even fight Alzheimer’s Disease and support a healthy heart!

A bust of Kevin Bacon titled the “Bacon Kevin Bacon” was created in 2010, made entirely of bacon (of course!).

The famous phrase “bring home the bacon” goes back to the 12th century. In Dunmow, England, a local church offered a side of bacon to any married man who vowed to abstain from arguing or quarreling with his wife for a year and a day.

A Las Vegas church is named “The United Church of Bacon.”

Bacon was among the first foods consumed on the moon.

FAQs about bacon

Here are some frequently asked questions about our day devoted to bacon.

Who invented National Bacon Day?

National Bacon Day was created by Danya “D” Goodman and Meff Leonard in 1997 to celebrate bacon and bring bacon lovers together.

What are the types of bacon?

There are many types of bacon from around the world. Here are a few different types:

Canadian bacon – Made from the pig’s back, Canadian bacon looks more like American ham.

Irish bacon – Irish bacon also comes from the pig’s back and has thicker slices.

American bacon – In the United States, bacon comes from pork belly and contains more fat.

Speck – Italian bacon (a type of prosciutto) comes from the pig’s legs. It is cured with various spices, including garlic, juniper, nutmeg, and salt.

Non-pork bacon – Includes duck bacon, elk bacon, lamb bacon, beef bacon, venison bacon, turkey bacon, and even soy bacon.

What is the history of bacon?

Bacon traces back to the middle ages. People used brine to cure pork for long-term preservation since there was no refrigeration available. The salty brine gave the pork meat its distinct flavoring.

The word bacon comes from Old High German ‘Bahho’, meaning buttock or ham.

What are some bizarre bacon products?

Just about anything you can imagine has been made with bacon flavoring or scent. Here is just a sampling of the many bacon-flavored products available:

  • lip balm
  • chocolate milkshakes
  • shaving cream
  • chewing gum
  • ale
  • toothpaste
  • cologne
  • vodka
  • hot sauce
  • frosting
  • coffee
  • popcorn
  • soap
  • soda

Bacon captions for Instagram

  • Give me all the bacon and eggs you have. (Ron Swanson)
  • All of me loves all of you… I love your curves and all your edges.
  • BAE = Bacon and Eggs.
  • Love my Bacon!
  • The Baconator!
  • Good food = good mood.
  • Bippity-Boppity Bacon!
  • I can’t make everyone happy – I’m not bacon.
  • I wonder if bacon thinks about me, too.
  • Sizzlin’!
  • The best thing on earth.
  • Breakfast Club just got better.
  • I’m just here for the bacon.
  • Either you love bacon or you’re wrong.
  • BACON – The high-five for the mouth.
  • You had me at bacon.
  • Taking my bacon.
  • Father Crispness.
  • BAE-con.
  • Whatever sizzles your bacon.
  • “That’s too much bacon,” said no one ever.

Bacon puns

I couldn’t if I fried.

Thanks a brunch!

You bacon me crazy!

What hashtags should I use on National Bacon Day?

Tag your social media posts with the following hashtags on National Bacon Day:

  • #NationalBaconDay
  • #BaconDay
  • #bacon
  • #foodie
  • #breakfast
  • #baconlover
  • #baconbaconbacon
  • #instabacon

Bacon Jokes

What do you get when you cross a pig with a chicken?
The best bacon-and-eggs you’ve ever tasted.

Did you hear about the pig who was wrong?
Yes, they referred to him as “Mistaken Bacon.”

What would happen if pigs could fly?
The price of bacon would skyrocket.

What do you call a pig that knows karate?
A pork chop.

Why did the pig go to the casino in Vegas?
It wanted to play the slop machines.

What do you get when you cross a pig with a centipede?
Bacon and legs.

A bacon sandwich walks into a bar…
The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve food in here.”

Best bacon joke of all time

How do you stop Canadian bacon from curling in the frying pan?
Take away its tiny little broom.

What are other related holidays to National Bacon Day?

  • International Bacon Day – Saturday before U.S. Labor Day
  • National Food Day – October 24
  • Breakfast Day – February 6
  • National Egg Day – June 3

National Bacon Day quotes

Bacon makes everything better.

Bacon bits are like the fairy dust of the food community.
Jim Gaffigan

Who cannot appreciate the smell of bacon?
Tony Cardenas

Onions and bacon cooking up just make your kitchen smell so good. In fact, one day I’m going to come up with a room deodorizer that smells like bacon and onions. It’s a fabulous smell.
Paula Deen

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Doug Larson

Look a pig in its eyes, and understand the truth behind bacon.
Mango Wodzak

Best bacon quotes

Making bacon quotations

Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You’re basically saying, I can’t make this other food taste good, so I’ll throw in bacon.
Penn Jillette

You know, it’s hard to beat bacon at any time of day.
Nick Offerman

My favorite meal would have to be good old-fashioned eggs, over easy, with bacon. Many others, but you can’t beat that on a Sunday morning, especially with a cup of tea.
Gary Oldman

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world.
Katy Perry

Almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon.
Jasper Fforde

Funny bacon quotes

If you record the sound of bacon in a frying pan and play it back, it sounds like the pops and cracks on an old 33 1/3 recording. Almost exactly like that. You could substitute it for that sound.
Tom Waits

It’s a proven fact that all plans involving bacon have a 90 percent better chance of working out.
Jeff Gunhus

It is a truth universally acknowledged that bacon can improve any situation.
Jen Rasmussen

Bacon. Let’s talk about bacon. There’s no meat more glorious than bacon. You can add it to pasta instead of cheese. You can stick it in a sandwich, er… instead of cheese.
Rob Manuel

Bacon’s the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause.
Jim Gaffigan

Consider the silent repose of the sausage as compared to the aggressiveness of bacon.
Tom Robbins

Good bacon quotes and sayings

Loving bacon is like shoving a middle finger in the face of all that is healthy and holy while an unfiltered cigarette smolders between your lips.
Sarah Hepola

I love super crispy, almost burned, snapping-crispy bacon.
David Lynch

I’m not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it’s incredibly delicious.
Gwyneth Paltrow

I always use my ‘Holy Trinity,’ which is salt, olive oil, and bacon. My motto is, ‘bacon always makes it better.’ I try to use bacon and pork products whenever it can.
Anne Burrell

The world is split into two halves: the bacon and the bacon eaters.
Nick Offerman

By Phil Herman

Phil writes about cooking, politics, and home life.


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