National Pig Day is celebrated annually on March 1 in the United States to honor the pig.
Two sisters started the holiday in 1972: Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas and Mary Lynne Rave in Beaufort, North Carolina.
The purpose of National Pig Day is as follows:
"To accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals."
National Pig Day includes events at zoos, schools, nursing homes, and sporting events around the United States. It is also recognized at "pig parties" where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs' honor.
Since this column is dedicated to foods, the slideshow contain mostly pictures of foods.
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Happy National Pig Day!