World Porridge Day is celebrated on October 10th of every year. It is a day for those considering their health as a primary thing. Taste the Porridge, a dish made typically of grains on this day to complete the celebration. World Porridge Day celebrates the history and origin of this healthy delicious dish.
“The food that’s never let me down in life is porridge, especially with milk and maple syrup, which is delicious. Paris isn’t a porridge place, but I can buy it in London when I’m there and bring it back with me.” – Marianne Faithfull
History of World Porridge Day
The history and origin of the World Porridge Day date back to 2009. An international event established to celebrate the history and origin of Porridge. It is organized to raise funds for Mary’s Meals charity located in Argyll, Scotland. It aids for the starving children in developing countries. The 2009 celebration included gatherings in the Bosnia, France, United States, Malawi, and Sweden. Porridge is a delicious rich breakfast for anyone, which has all the health benefits. It is eaten for breakfast with sugar, salt, fruit, milk, cream, or butter, and other flavorings.The organization “feeds the nutrient-rich maize-based porridge Likuni Phala to approximately 320,000 children in Malawi each year.” In 2016, the official World Porridge Day partner was Stoats Porridge Bars.
The organization helps in providing rich, nourishing porridge to the children all over the world. Porridge is the traditional national dish of Scotland. Every year, the Scottish Highland Village of Carrbridge conducts a competition named World Porridge Making Championship. Mary’s Meals operates to spread food to the children worldwide. It is continuously working in places like Malawi and helping to keep the children fed throughout the school year. About 500,000 children in 16 of the world’s poorest countries benefit from the efforts of the organization. The meal encourages children to go to school and continue their education to lead themselves their communities, and their countries out of the poverty.
Other Celebrations on October 10
October 10 is also celebrated as
- National Cake Decorating Day
- National Hug a Drummer Day
- World Homeless Day
- National Handbag Day
- World Mental Health Day
- SHIFT10 Day
- World Sight Day
How to Celebrate World Porridge Day
Celebrating World Porridge Day is very simple. Start your day with a bowl of porridge for breakfast. Eat it with a banana, honey or fruits. Let people know the benefits of having Porridge. Indulge yourself voluntarily and help children or people to get their food. You can even serve them with new dishes made of Porridge. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #WorldPorridgeDay.