- World Egg Day will be celebrated across the globe on Friday 14 October.
- This year’s theme, ‘Eggs for a better life’ will see egg fans honour the nutritional and environmental benefits of eggs, which improve lives worldwide.
- Last year’s event saw over 100 countries across the globe celebrate on social media, with competitions, digital campaigns and festivals held to mark the special day.
World Egg Day 2022 will be celebrated around the world on Friday 14 October, highlighting the many benefits eggs bring to human health and livelihoods everywhere.
This year’s theme ‘Eggs for a better life’ shines a spotlight on the power of the egg to improve nutritional and environmental outcomes, leading to better lives for all.
“World Egg Day is all about recognising the humble egg as an incredibly unique source of protein and essential nutrients, all within an accessible and affordable package,” said Julian Madeley, CEO of the World Egg Organisation (WEO).
“This year, we also want to highlight other important attributes of eggs, such as their low environmental footprint and how they are at the heart of so many rural livelihoods around the world.” He continued, “Eggs have the power to play an increasingly important role in our food systems as we look to feed our growing population in more sustainable and efficient ways – all the more reason to celebrate the egg with us this year!”
World Egg Day takes place on the second Friday of October every year, and since the first event in 1996, celebrations have grown and evolved. Last year saw over 100 countries across the globe celebrate World Egg Day on social media, with competitions, digital campaigns and festivals held to mark the special day.
To support egg businesses to celebrate, the International Egg Commission (IEC) has created an industry toolkit which includes themes and key messages, ready-made social media graphics and inspiration from 2021’s activities.