A large white pig
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Since 1972, March 1 has been National Pig Day in the United States. There’s no deeper meaning here—it’s just a day to celebrate pigs. Whether you think of them as cuddly, intelligent, or delicious, pigs are certainly amazing (if occasionally rather messy) animals. Well, maybe not all pigs, but I’m sure you can think of Some Pig that’s radiant. Take whatever pig-honoring action you feel is appropriate today.

Note: Many schools also observe National Read Across America Day today, but we’ll cover that tomorrow, on Dr. Seuss’s birthday!