World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1 of every year. World Milk Day is a day which established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It observed on June 1 each year since 2001. World Milk Day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that connected with the milk industry. The fact that several countries choose to do this on the same day lends new importance to different national celebrations and shows that milk is a global food. Due to increasing demand for dairy production, related fields such as dairy education, research, veterinary pharmaceuticals, and cattle food supply also benefited. There are schemes like Intensive Dairy Development Programmed, Strengthening Infrastructure for Quality and Clean Milk Production and Dairy Venture Capital Fund have helped India become the number one milk-producing country in the world.
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan
History of World Milk Day
World Milk Day was first celebrated in 2001 all over the world. The number of participating countries is increasing year by year in the celebration. It Celebrated every year focusing on publicizing the activities related to the milk and milk industries all through the world. This party nationalized by organizing festival-related activities on the international level. It is celebrated to increase the public awareness about the importance of milk and dairy products throughout the whole life for everyone. World Milk Day was established to be celebrated every year on world level on 1st of June by the FAO. It was selected on 1st of June and celebrated as the national milk day.
Themes of World Milk Day
The past themes of World Milk Day and World Milk Day 2018 Theme are listed below
2012 – “Drink Fresh Milk, Body Fit, Smart Brain.”
2013 – “Milk for Health and Prosperity of the Southeast Asian region.”
2014 – “Milk is the First Food for Human” and “World Class Nutrition.”
2015 – “Milk is the First Food for Human.”
2017 – “Raise a Glass.”
2018 – “Economic Development, Livelihoods, Nutrition”
2019 – “Drink Move Be Strong”
2020 – Yet to be announced
Other Celebrations on June 1
June 1 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the World Milk Day
World Milk Day is celebrated by increasing public awareness about all aspects of natural milk like natural origin, milk nutritional value, and various dairy products including its economic importance. It started celebrating in several countries like Colombia, Romania, Germany, United Arab Emirates, the USA by the participation of consumers and employees of milk industries. Milk focused on global food throughout the celebration of world milk day. Varieties of promotional activities describing the importance of milk as a healthy and balanced diet are launched by the International Dairy Federation on its website online. Various members of the health organizations take part in the celebration to work together to distribute the message of milk importance to the common public through the promotional activities all through the day. Don’t forget to take photos while eating and share them on social media’s using #WorldMilkDay.