International Tea Day to be celebrated on May 21 each Year as UN has accepted India’s recommendations.
The United Nations has announced to celebrate International Tea Day on 21 May, accepting India’s recommendation. India proposed it about four years ago. India presented this proposal at the meeting of the International Food and Agriculture Organization (AFO) inter-governmental group held in Milan.
The United Nations says that declaring May 21 as International Tea Day will help in increasing its production and consumption. In addition, the United Nations General Assembly has recognized the tea’s medicinal properties as well as cultural importance. The United Nations has urged all member countries, international and regional organizations to celebrate International Tea Day on 21 May every year. During this time programs should be organized to explain the importance of tea in strengthening the rural economy.
Why to Celebrate on May 21?
The United Nations has now declared May 21 as International Tea Day on the recommendation of India. The season of quality tea production starts in May only in most of the tea producing countries. According to the UN, declaring May 21 as International Tea Day will help to boost its production and consumption. It will also help in fighting hunger and poverty in rural areas.
The purpose of International Tea Day is to try to improve the condition of tea producers and tea workers. Tea producing countries make a lot of profit but the condition of the laborers working in the tea plantations is very bad. Therefore, the purpose of International Tea Day is to encourage the status of tea workers, workers’ rights, daily wages, social security, employment security, and health.