December 18th is National Suckling Pig Day
Ancient recipes of suckling pig date back to Roman and Chinese cuisine.
Suckling pig is also known as “lechon,” a pork dish that is the national dish of Philippines and Puerto Rico.
In Asia, suckling pig is eaten for important parties such as weddings.
European countries enjoy goose with their suckling pig dish. These two are often served traditionally for Christmas.
In the U.S., suckling pig is a traditional dish in Cajun cuisine especially during the Cochon de Lait festival where sucking pigs are roasted.