National Canadian Bacon Day

Every year, a holiday named National Canadian Bacon Day is celebrated on March 3rd. No, this holiday doesn’t celebrate the 1995 comedy that satirizes Canada but is actually a day that celebrates a cut of bacon that includes the pork loin from the back of the pig and is commonly known as Canadian Bacon in the U.S.

Known as back bacon in English and Irish cuisine, type of bacon is commonly used as a pizza topping, and also used as an ingredient in making McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. Anyone and everyone who loves this type of “bacon” will want to take the time to celebrate this holiday with co-workers, friends, and family members.

The History Of National Canadian Bacon Day

Canadian Bacon began its life as Peameal Bacon. This is a type of wet-cured unsmoked back bacon that was made from trimmed lean boneless pork loins that were rolled in cornmeal. It was supposedly developed by Toronto pork packer William Davies during the mid-19th century.

When the product was imported into the United States, this product changed slightly and was renamed Canadian Bacon. This meat would enjoy some degree of popularity in the U.S. So much so, that National Canadian Bacon Day was created to celebrate it.

Some Quick Facts About Canadian Bacon

Wow! Talking about Canadian Bacon really makes a person hungry, doesn’t it? Well, if reading about Canadian bacon makes you as hungry as it does us, then you’re going to be starving once you finish with this section. That’s because we’ve cooked up some tasty Canadian Bacon facts that we feel everyone is going to enjoy.

  • Canadian Bacon is not only cooked but it’s also smoked as well.
  • Canadian Bacon only has about 30 calories per ounce.
  • Canadian Bacon has 12 grams of protein per serving.

Observing National Canadian Bacon Day

On this day, we encourage everyone to enjoy some Canadian Bacon. It can be used as a side to your hash browns and eggs, as a pizza topping, or in a breakfast sandwich. It can also be used to make Hawaiian breakfast omelets, breakfast quesadillas, or Canadian Bacon broccoli casserole. We also encourage people to spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalCanadianBaconDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 3 Sunday
Next year (2025)
March 3 Monday
Last year (2023)
March 3 Friday
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