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National Pig Day

Celebrate National Pig Day this year with a pig-themed party! Invite your friends, and enjoy activities, food, drinks, and more fun honoring pigs!
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Get ready to celebrate National Pig Day on March 1! This special day was created in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave, as a way to recognize the importance of pigs in our lives. Pigs are both adorable and intelligent animals that are capable of forming strong bonds with humans. They can be found all over the world, from farms to petting zoos.

History of National Pig Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pig Day Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave founded National Pig Day to honor and recognize pigs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pig Sanctuary</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first pig sanctuary, "Pigs-A-Plenty", was established in the United States, offering a safe haven for abandoned or abused pigs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pigs as Pets Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Pot-bellied" pigs became popular as pets in the U.S., further increasing awareness and appreciation for pigs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publication of "The Good Good Pig"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sy Montgomery's memoirs, "The Good Good Pig," shedding light on the intelligence and charm of pigs, became a bestseller.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Year of the Pig</div><div class='timeline-text'>The year 2018 marked the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac, leading to a spike in pig-themed celebrations worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pig Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a pig farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit a local pig farm and learn more about these intelligent animals. You can even pet them or feed them treats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a pig craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make your own piggy bank, paper plate pig, or origami pig. Get creative and show your appreciation for these animals.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat pork dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Pig Day than to eat some delicious pork dishes? Try out your favorite roasted pork dish, pulled pork sandwich, bacon wrapped asparagus, or even chicharron.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a book about pigs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out a book from your local library that focuses on pigs. Whether it’s an informative nonfiction book or an entertaining children’s story, you’ll be sure to find something that fits the bill.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie featuring pigs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Watch a movie featuring pigs, like Babe, Charlotte’s Web, or The Muppets Take Manhattan. Have fun with family and friends while celebrating this holiday.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pig Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pigs are intelligent animals</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pigs are highly intelligent animals, capable of using simple tools to find food. They can also learn commands and perform tricks like walking in circles or balancing on their front feet. Pigs have also been shown to form strong bonds with people and develop a deep affection for their caregivers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pig farming supports small family farms</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you buy pork products from farmers that raise pigs in humane conditions, you're supporting small family farms and helping to keep local communities economically viable. Eating responsibly raised pork is not only better for the environment, but it's also better for the animals and better for you!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pig meat can be delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it’s roasted piglet, pulled pork sandwiches, bacon wrapped scallops, or pan fried chorizo, there’s no denying that pig meat can be prepared in such as way as to be absolutely mouthwatering. So why not enjoy National Pig Day by preparing something special? You won't regret it!</p></div></div>

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When is National Pig Day?

National Pig Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. In 2024, National Pig Day will occur on a Friday

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