Chances are, we have all had days we’ve “made a pig of ourselves” or “pigged out” at the dinner table but it’s likely that only a few folks have actually celebrated National Pig Day which is today.
No it is not another Holiday for the MASS Legislature or those Political connected people in no – show jobs. It’s not even a Suffolk County Holiday like Evacuation Day or Bunker Hill Day.
National Pig Day is an event held annually on March 1 in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday Celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock Texas and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig it’s rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” The holiday is most often celebrated in the Midwest.
National Pig Day is on the same day as pseudo-holidays Share a Smile day and Peanut Butter Lover’s day.
So SHARE A SMILE AND HAVE A SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH (INSTEAD OF a BLT OR Ham and Cheese) AND SALUTE such famous Pigs as:
The 3 Little Pigs: The first book many of us remember
This Little Piggy: Play with your toes or the toes of those you love
Arnold – From Green Acres
Miss Piggy – A Swine with Style
Wilbur – The Pig made famous by Miss Charlotte and her Web
Piglet – Best friend of Pooh Bear
PORKY – The little guy with the speech impediment
PUMBA – Friend of the Lion King (just don’t stand downwind)