World Milk Day

¬ęDrink, kids, milk, be healthy!" This phrase is fully applies to June 1 — the date when the world celebrates not only the International Children's Day, but the World Milk Day (World Milk Day).

For the first time this holiday observed in 2001 at the suggestion of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Since then, the tradition has been widely adopted in many countries around the world. The purpose of the holiday — promotion of milk and dairy products among the people, as well as informing the public about the activities associated with milk and dairy production.

Why World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1? The fact is that in some countries, the UN supported the idea of ??the good, there was already a tradition of celebrating the National Day of milk. By coincidence, in almost all countries of the holiday fell on June 1, or days, close to this date. Therefore, it was decided to appoint an official day of milk on the first day of summer.

early as 2008 in celebration of the milk at the same time took part in 40 different countries around the world, most of them feast was quite big and enchanting. For example, in Argentina association of farmers organized a major campaign to promote consumption of milk under the slogan "The land where milk and honey flowing river." In Germany, a national holiday held under the slogan "Faster, stronger, smarter. All this — thanks to the milk! "Which was supported by 11 federal states. In Norway, the National Dairy Council held an online contest for the best story of the milk, which the author received a cash prize.

Russian festival also not spared. Also in 2008, "Tetra Pak" together with a group of companies "APL" organized the celebration of the World Day of milk in the Rostov region, in conjunction with Child Protection Day. Celebration, participants were about 500 kids with their parents, was held in the central park of the city. On this day held a giveaway of milk, as well as different views on the dairy theme characters from fairy tales, games and sporting events.

By the way, in spite of the "world" status of the holiday, some countries have decided to celebrate their own, separate, Milk Day. For example, in Australia, it falls on September 26, in Finland — June 3, in Malaysia — on June 11.

A close "relative" of milk — condensed milk — American appeared due diligence , who has spent more than a year to develop the technology long storage of milk.