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


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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.

More information can be found in the links advertisements* below:

*: I'm not affiliated with any of them.

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    In case you're wondering: yes, I had to Google this.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 25, 2016 at 16:32
  • Seriously, why are our answers like seconds apart? Dec 25, 2016 at 16:36
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    @PythonMaster mine was a self-answer, which I posted at the same time as the question.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 25, 2016 at 16:36
  • I mean like our answers are often seconds apart Dec 25, 2016 at 16:37
  • I type faster than you :) But for this one, I had a tremendous advantage.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 25, 2016 at 16:38
  • Was this for the Egoist hat? I see you're top of the mse winterbash leaderboard but not wearing any hat! Dec 25, 2016 at 16:42
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    @MartinSmith I like my hats without wearing marks :)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 25, 2016 at 16:45
  • I like my hats without wearing marks too Dec 25, 2016 at 17:30

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