World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1st each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the milk industry.
Why do we have a ‘Milk Day’?
It started about 15 years back when United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization decided to celebrate ‘World Milk Day’ on June 1. This was around the time that many countries were celebrating their National Milk Days.
It is celebrated to increase common public awareness about the usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance.