World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1 of every year. World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It was observed on June 1 each year since 2001. It is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are 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 that 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 is Celebrated every year focusing on publicizing the activities related to the milk and milk industries all through the world. This party is nationalized by organizing festival-related activities on the international level. It is celebrated to increase 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 the world level on the 1st of June by the FAO. It was selected on the 1st of June and celebrated as the national milk day.
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 – “the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day”
2021 – Sustainability in the Dairy Sector.
2022 – Dairy Net Zero.
Other Celebrations on June 1
June 1 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the day
It 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 celebrated in several countries like Colombia, Romania, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA by the participation of consumers and employees of the 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 promotional activities all through the day. Don’t forget to take photos while eating and share them on social media’s using #WorldMilkDay.
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