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WORLD EGG DAY - Second Friday in October

World Egg Day - Second Friday in October

WORLD EGG DAY

Every year on the 2nd Friday in October, World Egg Day celebrates one of the world’s most popular foods. It’s also a day to recognize the health benefits of eggs.

There is a good reason that the egg is sometimes referred to as “nature’s perfect package.” Eggs are considered one of the most nutrient-dense food sources in the world. This delicacy is packed with protein, iron, calcium, potassium, folate, zinc, Vitamin D, and carotenoids. The egg also contains disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.

Nutrients aren’t the only reason many people consume eggs. Another reason to eat eggs is the many ways they can be prepared. This versatile food can be scrambled, poached, hardboiled, sunny side up, or over easy. Other benefits for eating eggs include:

  • Improve levels of good cholesterol
  • Boost metabolic activity and help you feel full
  • Contain essential fats, such as omega-3s
  • Reduces risk of some kinds of eye disease
  • Reduce anxiety and aids in sleep

Eggs are also inexpensive and easily accessible, too. For all these reasons, many people around the world eat eggs. In fact, people around the world consume billions of eggs each year. Eggs that come from chickens are the most widely consumed type of egg. But eggs from other kinds of poultry, such as ducks, quail, and geese are also popular.

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldEggDay

Every year on this day, the International Egg Commission holds events that educate the public on the health benefits of eggs. Farms and companies that produce eggs also release cookbooks, distribute press releases about egg facts, create egg-themed t-shirts, hold music festivals, and have egg food competitions. It’s also a day to spotlight all of the workers who work together to produce and deliver this amazing food.

To participate:

  • Have an egg for breakfast, lunch, supper, or all three meals.
  • Find a new way to prepare your eggs.
  • Learn about the categories of egg production, such as free-range, organic, cage, and barn.
  • Find a friend who has chickens and ask if you can help them gather eggs.
  • Try these 11 ways to prepare eggs.

Share this day on social media with a picture of your favorite kind of egg with #WorldEggDay.

WORLD EGG DAY HISTORY

World Egg Day was established at the International Egg Commissions conference in Vienna. It has been an annual global event since 1996. In recent years, countries that have participated include Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States.

DATES:
8 October 2021
14 October 2022
13 October 2023
11 October 2024
10 October 2025
9 October 2026
8 October 2027
13 October 2028
12 October 2029
11 October 2030
10 October 2031

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