Pig in a Blanket Day
When : Always April 24th
Pig in a Blanket Day is a day to eat a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Why? Because that's what "Pig in a Blanket" is.
Somebody, somewhere decided that this was a very special treat to them. So, they created a special day to celebrate this culinary delight. Aren't you glad that they did?
How does one go about celebrating Pig in a Blanket Day? Cook up some sausage. Make some pancakes. Wrap the sausage inside of the pancake. Add maple syrup. Then, chow down.
In some areas the sausage is wrapped in a biscuit.
Whatever "blanket" you choose, have a Happy Pig in a Blanket Day!
Origin of "Pig in a Blanket Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Restaurants sometimes hold a "Pig in a Blanket" special. The roots of this day may have come from a restaurant breakfast promotion.
This Day in History April 24th
Traditional date of the fall of Troy. (1184 BC)
The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts. (1704)
The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". (1800)
American sharpshooter Annie Oakley was hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West. (1885)
Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened. (1907)
The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened. (1903)
The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. (1915)
Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland. (1916)
First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs. (1918)
The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation. (1922)
The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years. (1926)
Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg. (1933)
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (1953)
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission. (1967)
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily." (1967)
Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis. (1980)
In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law. (1996)
The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction. (2004)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI. (2005)
A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others. (2013)