It's Friday 9th October 2015, it's World Egg Day! Celebrated on the second Friday of October each year, events across the world coincide in celebration of all things egg. Eggscuse the egg puns!
"The first World Egg Day was celebrated in 1996 and since then we have seen a variety of wonderful events taking place internationally, with people enjoying and celebrating the wonderful versatility of the egg," says thinkegg.com, the website behind the day's celebration. "There is so much to celebrate – Eggs have a vital role to play in feeding people around the world, in both developed and developing countries. They are an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein, with the potential to feed the world."
Some eggsamples (that's it, honestly!) of what has been done in the past include:
- Cook-off to find the region's or nation's fastest omelette maker.
- Family festivals – festivals have been held around the world, putting on eggciting fun and games for the whole family. Past festivals have included egg drawing competitions, egg throwing challenges, recipe contests and cooking competitions, as well as music and entertainment to bring people of all ages together to enjoy eggs.
- Recipe books containing a selection of delicious recipes using eggs.
- Shopping Centre cooking demonstrations and cook-offs.
- Tasty, nutritional seminars explaining the benefits of eggs.
Two thousand and fifteen is the 20th year of celebrating World Egg Day, since its establishment in 1996 by the International Egg Commission. Now part of the World Egg Organisation, World Egg Day provides the perfect platform for reminding us all of the many health benefits of eating eggs.