World Coconut Day 2023: Date, Theme, Interesting facts, Celebration

World Coconut Day is observed every year on the 2nd of September all around the world. There are a variety of dishes that cannot be produced without coconut and coconut offers multiple health benefits as well. To celebrate the importance and benefits of coconuts, World Coconut Day began to be observed.

The day also commemorates the establishment of Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), an intergovernmental organization of coconut producing countries.

World Coconut Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Coconut Day for the next 5 years.

Event Date Day
World Coconut Day 2023 September 2, 2023 Saturday
World Coconut Day 2024 September 2, 2024 Monday
World Coconut Day 2025 September 2, 2025 Tuesday
World Coconut Day 2026 September 2, 2026 Wednesday
World Coconut Day 2027 September 2, 2027 Thursday

World Coconut Day 2023 Overview

Event World Coconut Day 2023
Date September 2, 2023
Day Saturday
Declared by Asian and Pacific Coconut Community
Purpose To celebrate the importance and benefits of coconuts.

Interesting facts related to Coconuts

Here are certain interesting facts about coconut that you probably don’t know.

  1. Coconuts can stay afloat over the ocean because of their water-resistant nature and can travel great distances.

  2. Coconut oil has many benefits- it nourishes skin, improves digestion and reduces allergic reactions. The benefits are similar for man and dog as well.

  3. Coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

  4. Every year, around 150 people are killed from falling coconuts.

  5. The tallest coconut tree ever was measured to be 186 feet. It was measured after it fell on the ground.

  6. On an average coconut trees are 98 feet long. Coconut trees of 60-80 feet are called as dwarf trees.

  7. Indonesia, Philippines and India are the largest producers of coconuts in the world.

  8. A coconut tree can produce up to 180 coconuts in one harvest year.

  9. Coconut bowls made from outer shell of coconut are not only amazing looking but have natural benefits as well.

  10. Multiple world records exist for peeling, piercing and breaking coconuts in seconds.

World Coconut Day Significance

The main significance of observing World Coconut Day is to commemorate the formation of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). The community in turn celebrates the importance and benefits of coconut in different forms, be it coconut water, oil, milk, husk, etc.

Thus the World Coconut Day celebrates the importance of both Asian and Pacific Coconut Community and the coconut itself and is observed every year on September 2nd.

History of World Coconut Day Observation

The declaration to celebrate World Coconut Day was adopted by Asian and Pacific Coconut Community in 2009. The date was chosen to mark the anniversary of formation of the community on the same day in 1969.

APCC promotes and manages the activities of the coconut industry in the Asia-pacific region. The first World Coconut Day was therefore observed on 2 September 2009 and is observed every year since then.

Asian and Pacific Coconut Community

The Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) is an intergovernmental organization that comprises of the Asian-Pacific coconut producing states. The motive of this organization is to “promote, coordinate and harmonize all activities of the coconut industry”.

It was earlier known as Asian Coconut C but when states outside Asia started joining the organization, the name was changed to Asian and Pacific Coconut Community. The member states of the APCC produce more than 90 per cent of the world’s total coconut production and handle their export.

History of APCC

The Agreement establishing the Asian Coconut Community was established in Bangkok on 12 December 1968 and signed by the countries of India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

After its approval, the Asian Coconut Community came into existence on 9 September 1969 with headquarter in Jakarta.

World Coconut Day 2023 Theme

World Coconut Day is a day of global observance but is specifically celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Asian countries. Usually, there is a theme provided by APCC and the celebrations of the day revolve around this theme.

The theme for this year has not been declared yet. People throw coconut based parties to celebrate this day which are mostly beach themed or tiki parties with coconut based decorations, drinks, dresses and much more.

Those who don’t like partying much or want to celebrate in a different way can cook delicious coconut based dishes and enjoy with their families and friends.


When is World Coconut Day 2023?

Saturday, September 2, 2023

What is the theme of World Coconut Day 2023?

It is not yet decided.

Why is Coconut Day celebrated on 2nd September?

To commemorate the formation of Asian and Pacific Coconut Community on the same day.

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