Saturday is International Bacon Day

By CNN News Wire

Published 08/30 2014 01:45PM

Updated 08/30 2014 01:49PM

  • International Bacon Day is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day
  • According to market research, bacon consumption is up.

(CNN) -- It may technically be a Saturday, but it sure feels like Fry-day to us: August 30 is International Bacon Day. The tasty celebration falls on the Saturday before Labor Day each year.

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Market research firm the NPD Group found that Americans ate 1.1 billion bacon servings from April 2013 to April 2014 -- about 6% more than the previous year.

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While the bacon craze may have reached peak sizzle in the last decade, with dedicated festivalsbacon-based couture, and appearances in non-breakfast courses fromsundaes to cocktails, America's fixation with delicious strips of cured pork is nothing new.

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