I grew up close to Saratoga NY, famous for horse races and beautiful victorean style houses. One of the several traditions we have upstate is breaking the peppermint pig! Usually it’s a christmas time activity but it’s a radically beautiful day in March so WHY NOT? It symbolizes prosperity and good health and for us, good times.
To give you an idea of how popular it is, this store Saratoga Sweets is in a town next to me, Halfmoon:
FUN FACT: the black and white cookies that NYC loves so much was born in Halfmoon, where they are called by their original name, half moon cookies.