World Egg Day is held annually on the second Friday in October. On this day, we should pay tribute to the affordable, versatile, tasty and nutritious food that provides sustainable nutrition for many people – eggs. They can be boiled, fried, used raw and added separately to different dishes.
For centuries, eggs have been an important source of food for families around the world. It is one of the highest quality natural sources of protein. The protein found in eggs is needed for muscle development and brain activity, plays an important role in disease prevention and promotes good health. Eggs contain many useful elements for the body: selenium, vitamins A, D, K, B6 and B12, zinc, copper and iron.
The history of the use of eggs goes far beyond cooking. They are of great importance in many cultures, one of the most popular examples being Easter eggs. World Egg Day was founded in 1996 during the IEC conference in Vienna. Since that time, the holiday has evolved and told everyone about the importance and benefits of eggs.
- in 1500 BC, chickens are brought to Sumer and Egypt for rearing;
- in 1911, Joseph Coyle invented the egg carton;
- in 1963, the International Egg Commission was established to represent egg producers worldwide;
- in Japan in 1994, the largest omelet in the world was prepared: its area was 128,5 m2.
How to celebrate
You can celebrate World Egg Day by sharing interesting ways to cook eggs with friends or on social networks. You can also find a new interesting recipe for yourself. If you believe in yourself, why not try to beat the world record and make the biggest omelet. Enjoy all kinds of dishes that contain eggs.
When is World Egg Day celebrated in 2022?
World Egg Day is observed on the second Friday in October each year.