The World Egg Day is celebrated every second Friday of October each year. It has been celebrated since 1996. The purpose of this day is to inform people around the world that eggs are healthy foods and should be included in our daily diet. It also aims to honor the farmers who take care of chickens so that we will be able to serve eggs in our table. People enjoy celebrating this day as much as they enjoy celebrating the World Milk Day. During this day, various activities related to eggs are held.
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- 1 What is the World Egg Day?
- 2 History of the World Egg Day
- 3 What is the origin of the egg?
- 4 What is the history of the World Egg Day?
- 5 When is the World Egg Day?
- 6 How to Celebrate the World Egg Day?
- 7 Facts for the World Egg Day
What is the World Egg Day?
Perhaps one of the oldest foods humans have eaten are the eggs. They can be easily obtained from chickens and they can be easily cooked. Furthermore, they contain lots of protein and nutrients that are good for the human body. Because of the importance of eggs in the lives of humans, the World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd Friday of October. During this day, people conduct activities like egg eating contests, cooking dishes with eggs, and other more activities related to eggs.
History of the World Egg Day
The history of the eggs is quite rich since they have been around maybe since the start of the world or at least when chickens started to appear in this world. Unfortunately, the history of the World Egg Day is quite not known.
What is the origin of the egg?
There is a popular debate about which comes first: chicken or egg? Although we don’t have a definitive answer to that, we know for sure that humans have eaten eggs for a long time already. Eggs are easy to get. We only need to take care of chickens and the hens will surely lay eggs most of the time. Since the ancient times, humans were able to nurture chickens to obtain eggs.
What is the history of the World Egg Day?
Unfortunately, the exact origin of the World Egg Day is quite unknown to us even with extensive research done. We cannot pinpoint exactly how this celebration started. But one thing is for sure – this day started to be celebrated to honor the eggs and dedicate just one day for them.
When is the World Egg Day?
This day of celebration is always held on the second Friday of October each year. This means that this year, the World Egg Day 2019 will be celebrated on October 10, 2019. And next year, the event will also be held on the second Friday of October.
How to Celebrate the World Egg Day?
There are many different activities to do during this day. Such activities range from egg weight contest to egg dish contests.
Eat Eggs for the Day
Perhaps the best way to celebrate this day is by eating eggs for the day. If you are not a fan of eggs, then this day provides you with the best opportunity to start including eggs in your daily diet. It is not required for you to eat eggs by themselves – like scrambled eggs or sunny side up. You can even eat dishes that are made up of eggs. For instance, you can eat pancakes, tortillas, crepes, frittatas, omelet, and many more. Just search some good cookbooks or online recipes for dishes that you can cook that contain eggs. For sure, you will find a lot of these.
Join Egg Contests
Another thing that you can do to celebrate this day is to join egg contents. You can, for instance, participate in contests about making the best egg dish. If you take care of your own chickens, you can even join contests that give award to the heaviest egg among the crowd.
Celebrate On Social Media
You can also take the celebration on social media. You can share pictures of you eating egg dishes or just a picture of you with your chickens and eggs. You can also use the hashtag #WorldEggDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in this international celebrations.
Facts for the World Egg Day
- Eggs are regarded to be one of the best sources of protein available.
- About 9% of the contents of eggs is fat.
- Eggs also contain cholesterol.
- Eggs are one of the most widely consumed animal products in the world.