International Tea Day - 21 May.

International Tea Day is an annual observance on May 21st to celebrate the long history and cultural significance of tea around the world. The day also aims to raise awareness of the importance of tea in fighting hunger and poverty, as well as the sustainable production and consumption of tea.

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with over 2 billion cups consumed every day. It is grown in over 50 countries, and the tea industry employs millions of people worldwide. Tea is also a major source of income for many developing countries.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21st as International Tea Day in 2019. The day is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits of tea, and to raise awareness of the challenges facing the tea industry.

History of International Tea Day

In 2005, tea-producing countries came together to celebrate International Tea Day. These countries were Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, and Uganda. In 2019, the Intergovernmental Group on Tea decided to celebrate International Tea Day on May 21. The U.N. said yes to the celebrations on December 21, 2019. The first official U.N. International Tea Day was celebrated on May 21, 2020.

Source: www.un.org


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