In order to honor and boost the significance of pigs in the human society the national pig day is celebrated every year on March 1st in the United States. Started by two sisters named Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave in 1972, the national pig day includes many sports activities, parades and other festivities at schools, zoos, and other public places. This day signifies the token of appreciation and mark of distinction towards these intellectual domestic animals for all their services rendered to the public.
How is celebrated?
- The national pig day is organized in different ways at various places so as to create the awareness of beauty and brilliance of these innocent animals, recognize their intelligence, stop killing and eating them.
- Even though the national pig day is not declared as the national holiday, people enjoy themselves with their pot belly pigs by attending the special events, charity fund raisers and fun games at the local shelters. Some of them show their gratitude by avoiding food items such as pork, ham or bacon on this day while others rejoice at pig parties where delicious pink punch and pork delicacies are served.
- However, most of the farmers all across the country and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) of Pittsboro, North Carolina, organize special activities on the national pig day to highlight the magnificence of pigs and preserve the rare breeds from extinction.