The famous movie featuring the pig, named Babe, best exemplifies the relationship of farmers to their animals in farms all over the world. The setting, culture and language may differentiate a farm from the other, but at the end of the day, the movie depicts the reality in rural and urban areas. The latter was also shown in the movie’s sequel, both of which, turned out to be box office hits!
When is the National Pig Day in 2016?
National Pig Day is on March 1, 2016, a Tuesday.
National Pig Day is always observed in the United States of America every 1st day of March each year.
The Origin and Purpose of the National Pig Day:
The first celebration of the National Pig Day is on March 1, 1972 in the United States. Annually, it had been observed in the Midwest region of the country under the leadership of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy of Pittsboro, North California. This event is highly supported by farmers to preserve rare pig breeds from extinction.
This special day was created by sisters Ellen Stanley, a Lubbock, Texas teacher, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. Its purpose is to honour the pig as one of man’s most intellectual, adaptable and domesticated animals. It is also a tribute to the pig’s giving mankind its ham, bacon and other pork delicacies.
The National Pig Day celebration:
Various festivities and events are done in zoos and schools, such as, sports competitions and parades. Even nursing homes and public places organize fun games and fund raising activities for purposes of charity. Pig parties are also held in communities featuring pink pig punch and food prepared with pork as main ingredient.
Towns create awareness for this special day by sending ecards and tying pink ribbon pigtails around trees. Other groups also spend this day to give pigs a break. Thus, certain farm factions observe this day by abstaining from food with pork – “No Pork Day!”
When is the National Pig Day in 2017?
The National Pig Day is on March 1, 2017, a Wednesday.