March 1st National Pig Day

You wouldn’t think it by looking at them, but pigs are actually one of the smartest animals on the face of the earth. They can be trained to do tricks and are pretty social. They actually make pretty decent pets too! (not that a lot of us have that option). Today was created by an art teacher in Texas, Ellen Stanley, in 1972. One would assume she had pigs, or at least access to them. At any one time there are generally about a billion pigs living on earth, most living 10-15, although some can live up to 20+ years.

How to celebrate – Take a pig to lunch today (no, that does not mean you are going to eat it). Get a pig for a pet. Take an IQ challenge with a pig.

April 24th National Pigs In A Blanket Day

This is a tasty treat day! There’s nothing just nothing like a little pork in a biscuit. Of course, this depends on your religion but if it is not against your beliefs it’s something you can really sink your teeth into!

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No one is exactly sure who first came up with the pig in the blanket, it has probably been around for centuries and more than likely came into existence by mistake… like most things do. Sort of like the Earl of Sandwich accidentally created the sandwich while playing poker! Probably some Knight asked for a biscuit and a sausage and found he had to go slay some dragon, so he put the sausage in the biscuit and off he went. (Or she if you like that better.)

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And then there are those who would like to spoil today by reminding us that pigs are cute animals and we shouldn’t eat them. However it should be remembered that a pig will eat anything! There are stories of people in the past that put their murder victims in a pen with pigs and they were never seen again.

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And I have never actually seen a real pig in a blanket. I suppose it could happen, if you keep a pig as a pet inside. But in the wild I do not see pigs carrying around blankets with them. And what if a pig threw a party? What would they serve? Finger sandwiches? It’s all in your perception.

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And I perceive pigs in a blanket to be very tasty and fun to eat! It is the perfect party food since it rarely requires a lot of clean up and people can carry them around with them while socializing.

How to celebrate – Have some pigs in a blanket for supper tonight! Invent your own “something” in a blanket if you don’t eat pork. Get a pet pig.

September 2nd International Bacon Day

Beyond all rational belief, today is not Bacon Day, It is International Bacon Day… completely different! Bacon Day is sometime in December, International Bacon day is today. It always falls on the Friday before Labor Day. (Isn’t Labor Day an American holiday?)

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Does it really matter? What day is not perfect for bacon! Although I doubt they would agree in the Middle Eastern countries. But those of us not bound by religion to despise bacon, love it! I am sorry for the pigs, but that said, there is just nothing that replaces bacon as for flavor.

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People love it, dogs love it and frankly even other pigs love it, although they will eat practically anything. Eggs and bacon in the morning, BLT in the afternoon and spaghetti covered with bacon can serve as an entire days worth of meals. Oh, and those bacon covered little hot dogs at parties are wonderful! Ever try bacon on a pizza, it’s great too!

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In fact bacon goes with about anything and today they are serving bacon with many desserts. It’s a perfect blend with ice cream, sweet and salty together! Bacon is such a favorite flavor that companies have figured out how to make imitation bacon that even vegans can eat.

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However you slice it, bacon is delicious! The creation of the day is claimed by two different groups. One from Boston saying they founded the day back in 2000. Another group claims the rights to it from Boulder, Colorado in 2005. I don’t think it really matters, it’s all about who “Brings home the bacon!”

How to celebrate – Have some bacon today! Try adding bacon to something you haven’t had it with before and see if you like it. Just fry up some bacon and watch who comes running!