National Pig Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the pig. This animal inhabited the planet tens of millions of years ago and today plays a major role in popular culture. The holiday is celebrated on March 1.
Historians claim that the pig was domesticated about 9,000 years ago in present-day China. Ancient Rome began to specially breed these animals for their own purposes about 3,500 years ago. Over time they spread actively in Asia and Europe. Pigs were introduced to the United States by Christopher Columbus during the Age of Discovery. This event took place at the end of the 15th century. Today, pigs can be found in almost every country in the world.
National Pig Day was proposed in 1972 by the E. Sisters. Stanley and L. Rave. They decided that it was necessary to give one day a year to an animal needed by the whole society. And we totally agree with them! Funny movies and children’s cartoon series are made about pigs, we can keep our change in a piggy bank, which is made in the shape of this animal, and enjoy pork in our favorite meat dishes and wear clothes made of their skin.
- Pigs are ranked 5th on the list of the smartest animals. They are quick to remember their names, respond to them and are easy to train. In terms of speed of learning, the owners of the heel are superior to any breed of dog.
- Mud or water for pigs is not just fun, but an effective way to cool the body. They have few sweat glands, so bathing in puddles allows them to avoid overheating.
- A pig’s squeal can reach a volume of 115 dB. For comparison, the average noise level at rock band concerts is 120 dB.
How to celebrate
Enjoy the taste of the best pig meat dishes. Learn more interesting facts about these animals. Watch children’s cartoons, where the main characters are pigs. Complete today’s look with a stylish pigskin jacket.
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When is National Pig Day celebrated in 2024?
National Pig Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March the 1st each year.