National Pig Day
National Pig Day is celebrated on March 1 of every year. Events will be conducted to commemorate the pigs. Pigs are part of our life whether it may be bacon or ham that we have breakfast or the little porcelain coin receptacles that we used to save our money. Recently peoples made strides to bring the pig to favorite pet especially the big which is pot-bellied. The day includes some events and celebrations will be held in Schools, Zoos, and in Nursing homes. Hence National Pig Day is a day to say thanks and recognize the domesticated Pigs.
History of National Pig Day
The National Pig Day was created by two sisters named Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave in 1972. Ellen Stanley is a school teacher in Lubbock, Texas whereas Mary was from Beaufort, North California. They created the National Pig Day to accord the pig to its rightful, though commonly unrecognized place as one of the man’s most intellectual and domesticated creatures. Pigs are brilliant and intelligent, but some peoples are not aware of their high level of intelligence. To some peoples, pigs are household pets that can be trained and taught tricks. In 1772, there was a pig named Learned Pig which was prepared to tell the time, count and the other tricks to entertain the crowds in the street of Dublin. On National Pig Day, events and celebrations will be held at Zoo’s, school’s and in Nursing Homes. It also recognized at “Pig Parties” where the pink ribbon pigtails will be tied around the trees in the pig’s honor and pink pig punch and pork delicacies will be served.
Other Celebrations on March 1
March 1 is also celebrated as
- World Compliment Day
- National Fruit Compote Day
- Plan a Solo Vacation Day
- National Horse Protection Day
- Refired Not Retired Day
- Self-injury Awareness Day
- World Book Day
How to Celebrate National Pig Day
Celebrate the Day by reading more about the Pigs and their nature. Consuming Pork is the best and easiest way to mark the Day, from frankfurters to sliced bacon, cheese sandwiches and ham to pork rinds. These all prove’s that Pig is a genuinely edible Animal. National Pig Day is a perfect day to learn more things about the importance of the fine swine and have a great time in learning about how we bring bacon to home. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #PigDay.