It’s Flitch Day! Do You Get The Bacon?
Today is Flitch Day, a really old English tradition where the monks would give married couples a “flitch” of bacon if they could prove to a jury of single people that the couple had lived the year in harmony and fidelity, and had not wished once that they were still single. It is said that very few couples “brought home the bacon”. My wife Ronni and I are flitch-worthy: what say you? Take the oath at the Flitch Day website.
Another website on the history of Flitch Day indicates the tradition goes back even further.