NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY 2017

Pigs are considered as domesticated animals taken by some people as pets.  They have also been featured in movies, such as the famous “Babe,” and various comic and cartoon shows.  Primarily, pigs are a popular source of food, such as bacon and many kinds of processed food.  And once again, they take the centre stage on a well celebrated food day!

When is the National Pigs in a Blanket Day in 2017?

April 24, 2017, a Monday, is the National Pigs in a Blanket Day.

National Pigs in Blanket Day is always observed in the United States of America on the 24th day of April each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the National Pigs in a Blanket Day:

There is no official record as to the origins or history of this day.  Its purpose is simply to pay tribute to this food which is quite popular to kids worldwide.  Considered as a staple finger food for cocktail parties, every country has its own version of Pigs in a Blanket.

What is Pigs in a Blanket?

Pigs in a Blanket are also called Wesley dogs in the United States of America.  It consist of sausages or hotdogs wrapped in croissant or cheese biscuit dough.  It is baked till ideal in smell and brown.  Other countries have their unique Pigs in a Blanket with their own special names.  To name a few:

  • United Kingdom

Pigs in a Blanket are made of tiny sausages rolled in bacon.  This is a favourite appetizer for Christmas ceremonial dinner.

  • Germany –

called Wurstchen im Schlafrock or “sausage in a dressing gown.”

  • Israel

Called Moshe Ba’Taiva or “Moses in the Ark,” it’s composed of oven cooked cocktail hotdogs rolled in ketchup and buried in “phyllo” breading or pastry.

  • Scotland

Pigs in a Blanket are referred to as “kilted sausages.”

The National Pigs in a Blanket Day Observance:

This food holiday is the easiest to celebrate.  All that is needed is to eat, bake or buy Pigs in a Blanket!  It will surely taste better when shared with family and friends.  But creative people will surely be spending the day experimenting on creating new recipes for the internationally acclaimed Pigs in a Blanket.

When is the National Pigs in a Blanket Day in 2018?

The National Pigs in a Blanket Day is on April 24, 2018, a Tuesday.