Pig Day gives us the opportunity to honor an animal which is rather unique. Pigs are delicious, adorable and pretty darn smart to boot! At the same time, pigs have also come to symbolize filth and gluttony due to their love of mud baths and their willingness to eat just about anything.
Aside from their obvious nutritional contributions to humankind, pigs have also played a part in our culture. They have their own fairy tale (The Three Little Pigs) and have served as inspiration for music (including “Pigs on a Wing” by Pink Floyd and “March of the Pigs” by Nine Inch Nails). A runt piglet is the main character in the unforgettable children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. That story always makes me cry!
You can celebrate Pig Day in a few ways: you can show some extra love to a pet or farm pig that’s near and dear to you, or you can have some extra bacon in your breakfast (and lunch and dinner). You can also check out the treasury and show some love to the shops responsible for these precious porcine offerings! Feel free to explore some of my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries right here!
Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!
“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?