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The National Roast Suckling Pig Day is a food-related observance recognised on December 18.

It is a perfect occasion to cook a fancy meal for your family or friends. A suckling pig is a piglet not yet weaned from its mother. In culinary contexts, it is a piglet slaughtered between the ages of 2 and 6 weeks. Its meat is tender and pale with an unusual texture therefore it is considered a delicacy. A suckling pig is traditionally roasted whole until its skin is crisp. It is typically prepared for special occasions.


There are many recipes for roast suckling pig in both Western and Eastern cuisine. In some European countries, it is a traditional Christmas dish. In Asia, it is often cooked for weddings and other important events. A roasted pig is often depicted as the centerpiece of a massive feast. It is enough to feed an entire group of people. A roasted suckling pig is not a quick and easy dish to cook. Therefore we think that the best way to celebrate the National Roast Suckling Pig Day is to go out at a restaurant and treat yourself to a fancy dinner. But if you have enough time and the weather allows, you can organize a barbecue for your family and friends.

However you decide to mark the occasion, enjoy!

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