World Milk Day - June 1
Sat, Jun 1, 2024

World Milk Day

Take out a bottle of milk from the refrigerator, pour a full glass, and raise it in honor of World Milk Day celebrated on June 1. If you catch this article in the morning, cook your favorite breakfast with cereal, pour it with milk for a nutritious and energizing start. At night, drink warm milk, a perfect way to get rid of the worries of the past day and fall asleep peacefully.


During the Neolithic period, mammals became pets, and ancient man began to consume milk. Powdered milk appeared in the ancient Mongol civilization: nomads learned to create dry mixes, which they could dilute with water, useful for their nomadic lifestyle. In the 17th century, ice cream made from natural milk appeared as a favorite delicacy. By the mid-19th century, milk became available in Europe and began to be transported by rail from producers to consumers. Americans owe the holiday’s establishment in 2001 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The staff decided to emphasize the importance and usefulness of fresh dairy products present on the table of every resident of the country.

Interesting Facts

Developing countries (Russia, China, some EU states, Canada) independently produce milk, sparing the need to import products.

  1. By 2018, the event was celebrated in 80 countries.
  2. A cow gives 6 gallons of milk daily. In a year, the average US resident drinks 25 gallons.
  3. Milk is stored longer if a pinch of salt is thrown into an open package, with a norm for a liter.

Milk began to be delivered to houses in 1942 during the war. The profession of milkman is recognized as official.

How to Celebrate

  • Choose a simple way: make homemade ice cream and treat your guests. It is difficult to resist a delicious invitation.
  • Do not forget dairy derivatives: cottage cheese and cream. A luxurious dessert is the cake “milk girl” with a filling of condensed milk, a popular fashion trend. The cake’s taste is appreciated by skilled confectioners.
  • Arrange a trip for children to the countryside or a farm. Show them how cows graze, eat juicy grass, and subsequently give fresh healthy milk. Peace-loving cows can be petted.

Milk is rich in protein and calcium. Including the product in your diet contributes to strengthening bones and proper physical development of a child’s body. Drink milk and be healthy!

When is World Milk Day celebrated in 2024?

World Milk Day is observed on June 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday June 1 2024
Sunday June 1 2025
Monday June 1 2026
Tuesday June 1 2027
Thursday June 1 2028
Friday June 1 2029