October

World Porridge Day

Celebrating World Porridge Day (Food Holiday) observed next on Thursday, 10 October 2019

Every October 10 each year, the World Porridge Day is celebrated by people from all over the world. This day may sound shallow at first but it is actually very important. Its purpose is to help feed hungry children in the poorest countries in the world. Malnutrition is still a problem in some countries. Porridge can be easily made and can feed lots of people in one cooking. Hence, the importance of this day. People across the globe enjoy celebrating the World Porridge Day. During this day, various activities related to porridge are held.

World Porridge Day

About World Porridge Day

World Porridge Day or the National Porridge Day is celebrated on October 10. It is an international event that is all about porridge. This celebration started in 2009. It was organized so as to raise funds for the charity named Mary’s Meals located in Argyll Scotland.

The purpose of this day is to feed starving children in poor countries. According to records, the celebration of this day is able to feed nutrient rich maize-based porridge to about 320,000 children in Malawi every year. But of course, that is not the only country where such an activity is held.

October 10 World Porridge Day
World Porridge Day is an international event that is all about porridge.
2020 Date: Thursday, October 10
Also Called:
National Porridge Day or International Porridge Day
Significance:
Its purpose is to feed nutritious Porridge to poor and hungry children
Observed: Worldwide
Celebrations:
Cooking, Eating & Sharing Porridge
Holiday Type: Food Holiday

History

The one who started this celebration is Mary’s Meal. The start of this celebration was in 2009. The organization aimed to feed poor children in Malawi. These children are the ones who are undernourished or hungry.

But ever since the start of this celebration, the event quickly spread to other countries with the aim of feeding every single poor and hungry children in the world. Now, it has become an international celebration that almost all countries participate in the celebration of this day.

When Celebrated

This day is always celebrated on the 10th of October each year. This means that this year, we are all going to celebrate World Porridge Day on Thursday, October 10, 2020.

Celebration Ideas & Activities

There are many ways to celebrate this important day. Here are some of the activities usually conducted by people all over the world as a way to celebrate this day.

Cook, Eat, and Share Your Porridge

Perhaps the best way to celebrate this day is for you to cook, eat, and share your porridge. You can look up for some good recipes for porridge that you can eat with your friends and family. You can even volunteer in an organization that feeds porridge to children during this day or you can just roam around the streets looking for poor and hungry families and feed them with your self-made porridge. This fulfills the purpose of celebrating this day.

Share Information About the Day

Another good way for you to celebrate this day is by sharing information about this celebration. You should do this so that you will be able to disseminate information about this day and its purpose. You may be able to encourage more people into participating into this event so that more hungry children can be fed around the world.

Celebrate On Social Media

You can also bring your celebration of this day to social media. What you can do for instance is to share photos and videos of feeding children. You can also use the hashtag #WorldPorridgeDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in this important day.

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