Pig and Pancake Day

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day for your nutritionally but it is also usually everyone’s favorite meal for coming together and enjoying each other’s company while chowing down on eggs, bacon and a big old stack of pancakes.

 

Lucky for you March has two very important but little known holidays that you can celebrate—March 1st is National Pig Day and March 4th is International Pancake Day. So why not combine these two wonderful odes to everyone’s favorite breakfast foods and get the family together Sunday, March 1st to celebrate these holidays over a good old fashioned breakfast.

 

But first, a little history lesson. National Pig Day was founded by a couple of sisters by the names of Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. They believed that pigs were not appreciated like they should be as “man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” And thus National Pig Day was born and everyone has a day they can celebrate all that pigs have to offer.

 

International Pancake Day, on the other hand, derives from a medieval Europe tradition where some believed that that change of seasons was the struggle between the spirits of darkness and cold and those of light and growth and life. By eating pancakes they were swallowing the sun and therefore able to ingest their warmth and light. The modern day version is quite a bit different but no less delicious and satisfying.

There never needs to be a reason to bring your family together on a Sunday morning for a hearty and laughter-filled breakfast but these two holidays certainly give any family a good one. Scrambled eggs with cheese and chopped vegetables, a nice stack of cooked-to-perfection bacon and the largest stack of pancakes you can manage that are dripping with butter and drizzled with maple syrup complimented by a steaming cup of coffee. Is there any better way to spend your Sunday morning with your family?

 

Sound off below—how do you like your bacon? How do you prepare your pancakes? And how will you and your family be spending National Pig Day and International Pancake Day? We hope that however you spend it you and your family enjoy yourselves!