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It's not awarded yet, but the participation hat for December 30th (give or take a few timezones) will be Mmmm Bacon.

That's wonderful, because almost* everybody here loves baconcitation needed. However, why is this hat awarded on December 30th only? The other date-based hats** all correspond to Christian, Jewish or other kind of holidays:

What is so special about December 30th? Or did the Hats team just choose a random day?

*: apologies in advance to those who don't eat bacon for religious reasons and/or vegetarians
**: there's another date-based hat, but it's secret so we can't talk about it

marked as duplicate by Nathan Tuggy, Ward, Cai, S.L. Barth, Community Dec 26 '16 at 8:29

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While it's not an official holiday, and people over the world are celebrating it on different days of the year, like the first Monday of September, some American people celebrate National Bacon Day on December 30th.

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    In case you're wondering: yes, I had to Google this. – Glorfindel Dec 25 '16 at 16:32
  • Seriously, why are our answers like seconds apart? – Anthony Pham Dec 25 '16 at 16:36
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    @PythonMaster mine was a self-answer, which I posted at the same time as the question. – Glorfindel Dec 25 '16 at 16:36
  • I mean like our answers are often seconds apart – Anthony Pham Dec 25 '16 at 16:37
  • I type faster than you :) But for this one, I had a tremendous advantage. – Glorfindel Dec 25 '16 at 16:38
  • Was this for the Egoist hat? I see you're top of the mse winterbash leaderboard but not wearing any hat! – Martin Smith Dec 25 '16 at 16:42
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    @MartinSmith I like my hats without wearing marks :) – Glorfindel Dec 25 '16 at 16:45
  • I like my hats without wearing marks too – Shaig Khaligli Dec 25 '16 at 17:30

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