World Egg Day!
Did you know in Australia we lead the world in cricket and egg eating? (231 per person per year)
On Friday 12th October was World Egg Day!
What a great opportunity to remind Australians about the nutritious, delicious, and affordability that is the egg and don’t forget the many creative ways an egg can be worked into every meal. When you factor in convenience and great taste, there is just no competition.
World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October each year. Eggs are one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein and are highly important in the development of the brain and muscles but also have a key role to play in disease prevention and contribute to general well being.
Here’s how the following countries are celebrating World Egg Day 2018
Australia celebrated World Egg Day with the Eggsellence Award. Consumers were asked to nominate their favourite egg recipe from Australian cafes and restaurants with entries being judged by a panel including celebrity chef, Manu Feildel. Lauren Brown from Blue Swimmer Gerroa, NSW was the winner with her dish, Baghdad Eggs.
A special exhibition project in Turkey was underway with 105 chicken eggs from 33 countries. Eggs in all shapes, sizes, and colours were being displayed alongside key egg information across various cities in Turkey.
In Ghana, World Egg Day efforts included a float of 2000 egg crates being distributed, followed by presentations from Ministers and dignitaries on the benefits of eggs. Schools celebrated with eggy quizzes and egg donations that will be received in schools and hospitals.
India distributed three million boiled eggs to school children for World Egg Day, alongside delivering an educational programme planned at the Government medical college in Pune. Ministers, celebrities, and students of various colleges and schools were invited to take part in the celebrations.
In the USA, Americans are geared up for World Egg Day by exploring eggceptional flavours from around the world, which can all be found in the Windy City of Chicago! Starting off with tamago—Japanese omelet—or a French Croque Madame ham and cheese sandwich, and finishing the day off with either Ethiopian Doro Wat or the Italian classic Carbonara. The options were endless!
Switzerland celebrated with multiple activities including touring of the ‘biggest Swiss Chicken’, which travelled through the country and arrived in St. Gallen in time for the major World Egg Day celebrations on the 12th of October.
Poland promoted egg consumption across meal times as a nutritious and healthy food, with campaigns across social media and websites. They also introduced special World Egg Day packaging to promote and celebrate the day.
To read more about how countries are celebrating World Egg Day 2018 click here.