December 30, 2020 – Bacon Day | National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Back In The Day, Bringing Home The Bacon Was A Big Deal! Find Out Why It’s Still Pretty Good.

Welcome to December 30th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the power of pork and other ordinary ingredients.

If you’ve ever made a volcano at home then you already know the magic of baking soda.  Today we pay homage to this versatile chemical that puffs up cakes and polishes pans, eliminates odors in pantries and armpits. Marlo, what are you making?  Are you whipping up a cake? On National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, we celebrate this powerful powder that freshens both our pets and our plants and anywhere else our pH needs neutralizing. Was that supposed to be a volcano, Marlo? Why is it red and green? Marlo: I guess you’re not supposed to use a fruitcake as a base. Anna: Baking soda also makes a good cleanser.  

Most people think that the phrase “bringing home the bacon” refers to a paycheck, although actual bacon is worth cheering for as well.  But it turns out that the saying goes back to 12th century England, when married men would swear before God that they had not argued with their spouse for a whole year and a day.  Upon taking this oath they were rewarded with a side of bacon. The phrase then referred to men who were seen as exemplary citizens and husbands. Another story says that the phrase came about in 1906, when boxer Joe Gans got a telegram from his mother before fighting for the world lightweight championship. Her message was simply to “bring home the bacon,” which he did, though not literally. On Bacon Day we pay tribute to a food that receives a hero’s welcome, no matter who brings it home. 

If you’d like to know more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! 

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