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DECEMBER 30, 2018 | BACON DAY | FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY | NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY

BACON DAY

Bacon Day is observed annually on December 30th.

Everything is better with bacon. Someone said that once. Within our research, we have found very little to dispute this assertion.

In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from the pork belly. Elsewhere in the world, the side and back cuts of pork are used. The meat is cured in either a salt brine or in a salt pack. It is then either dried, boiled or smoked.

Bacon is a very popular food in the USA.  You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners and much more.

HOW TO OBSERVE

According to the founders of Bacon Day, we are encouraged to eat a variety of bacon while watching Kevin Bacon movies, or movies with bacon in the title.  Since Bacon Day was created before the Discovery Channel show How It’s Made debuted, it’s safe to say, we can eat our bacon and watch those, too.  Giving and receiving gifts of bacon is also recommended.  Other suggested traditions such as bacon toasts and kissing under pork fat mistletoe are mentioned as well. Use #BaconDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Danya “D” Goodman and Meff “Human Cannonball” Leonard founded Bacon Day in 1997 as the one great day to bond everyone together. 

Falling Needles Family Fest Day - December 30
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FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY

Falling Needles Family Fest Day is observed annually 30th.

This day is a reminder for those of us who enjoyed a live Christmas tree over the holidays to clean it up and recycle it.

Here is an excellent article if you are looking for ways to recycle your tree:  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/ways-to-recycle-christmas-trees.html

HOW TO OBSERVE

Get the family together and clean up after the Christmas Tree. Use #FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Falling Needles Family Fest Day was created Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com.

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day December 30
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NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Baking Soda day is observed each year annually on December 30th.

Just a spoonful of sodium bicarbonate doesn’t have the same ring to it, but this extraordinary, naturally occurring substance provides health benefits while cleaning the house.

We add baking soda to recipes as a leavening agent to make our baked goods rise. Baking soda reacts with other acidic ingredients to make that happen. Many of us have combined baking soda and vinegar and seen the chemical reaction. When the carbon dioxide is released, our baked goods rise.

It’s the exciting chemical make up and physical characteristics of baking soda that enable it to be so effective. Since it is mildly acidic when it is mixed with water, dirt and grease dissolve more efficiently.

As a gentle abrasive, baking soda makes an ideal cleaning product for kitchen appliances, pots, and pans. It’s even recommended for chrome and the exterior of our automobiles.

The ability to neutralize odors is one of baking soda’s most powerful properties. By bringing the pH of the more acidic molecules into a more neutral balance, baking soda makes our homes…and us fresh again. Use it as a mouthwash, toothpaste, and deodorant for the mouth, feet, and underarms. Beyond personal hygiene, baking soda takes care of smells from pets and food, too.

It may even help prevent some powdery mildew or other fungal diseases on plants. While not always be effective, it doesn’t harm plants when appropriately mixed.

Visit Tips Bulletin for more than 50 tips and recipes on how to use bicarbonate of soda 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Share your favorite uses for baking soda.  Use #BicarbonateOfSodaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Bicarbonate of Soda Day.

On Deck for December 31, 2018

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