World Egg Day 2023: Theme, History, Significance

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of October since the first event in 1996. The day celebrates the incredible power of egg in supporting good human health outcomes and its importance for people’s livelihoods as well.

World Egg Day 2023 falls on October 13, 2023. This year, this day is being celebrated on theme ‘Eggs for a healthy future’. Let us learn a bit more about this special day.

World Egg Day 2023 Date

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

World Egg Day 2023October 13, 2023Friday
World Egg Day 2024October 11, 2024Friday
World Egg Day 2025October 10, 2025Friday
World Egg Day 2026October 9, 2026Friday
World Egg Day 2027October 8, 2027Friday

World Egg Day 2023 Quick Overview

EventWorld Egg Day
DateOctober 13, 2023
Declared byInternational Egg Commission (IEC)
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose and Theme of celebrationTo celebrate the incredible power of egg in supporting good human health outcomes and its importance for people’s livelihood. World egg day 2023 theme is ‘Eggs for a healthy future’,

Significance of World Egg Day

World Egg Day is among special days celebrated and observed in October 2023.

Eggs are an excellent source of nutrients with at least 13 different essential nutrients in a single egg. It is considered as a protein powerhouse and provides numerous benefits to person’s health. Intake of eggs in appropriate amount can improve brain function, support physical strength, aid child growth and can do much more. A person of any age, child, adult or elderly can enjoy the delicious taste and multiple health benefits of eggs without any side effects.

Not only are they healthy, eggs are also the most environmentally sustainable and affordable source of protein available. It can not only help support families around the world but the planet as well. To promote the various advantages of eggs and to enable everyone to celebrate all that is great about the egg, World Egg Day 2023 will be celebrated with great fervor.

History of World Egg Day Observation

World Egg Day 2023 is all set to be celebrated across the globe on Friday 13 October. People all over the globe take this day will to honor the nutritional and environmental benefits of eggs. It all started back in 1996 when the International Egg Commission (IEC) decided to dedicate a day to the benefits and importance of eggs in changing lives all over the world.

In a meeting held in Vienna, Austria, second Friday of October was adopted as the celebration of World Egg Day. Since then, World Egg Day is observed every year on the second Friday of October and is celebrated by individuals all over the globe.

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World Egg Day Celebration

There are lots of ways to celebrate World Egg Day such as developing a social media campaign, running an awards programme, organizing egg cooking competitions, quizzes on eggs and much more. Different nations come up new creative ideas every year to honor this incredible nutrient powerhouse. Social media celebration, competitions, digital campaigns and festivals are held all around the world to mark the day.

Try and learn more about eggs and their benefits on this special day and spread importance of this day to your friends and family too. This year the World Egg Day will be celebrated with the theme ‘Eggs for a better life’.

Interesting Facts about Eggs

Although we won’t be able to tell you whether egg came first or hen (for sure..) but here are some amazing facts about eggs this World Egg Day that you probably didn’t know:

  1. Egg yolks naturally contain Vitamin D (one of the few foods that does).
  2. Duck eggs are higher in fat as compared to chickens.
  3. Eggs can age more in a day at room temperature than in a week in refrigerator.
  4. Hens that lay brown eggs are larger and require more feed making the eggs expensive.
  5. Chickens don’t have the strong mothering instincts of turkeys and ducks, which makes egg collection easier.
  6. It takes a hen between 24 and 26 hours to develop an egg.
  7. Some breeds can lay eggs every day while others just once to twice per week.
  8. White Leghorns and Barred Plymouth Rocks hen lays the most eggs.


When do we celebrate World Egg Day?

We celebrate this day on October 13 every year.

When did World Egg Day observation start?


Why do we celebrate World Egg Day?

To make sure that everyone in the world knows that eggs are an excellent and affordable source of high-quality nutrition and have the potential to help feed the world.

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