Here’s to the Egg!
October 10, 2014

World Egg Day is observed annually on the second Friday of October as decreed by the International Egg Commission almost 20 years ago. It’s a global celebration as diverse as the wide array of uses for the egg itself.

World Egg Day is observed annually on the second Friday of October as decreed by the International Egg Commission almost 20 years ago. It’s a global celebration as diverse as the wide array of uses for the egg itself.

For example, the International Egg Foundation, a new global charitable foundation, is participating for the first time by working with the group Heart of Africa to share knowledge and technical expertise to foster greater access to eggs in developing countries. Meanwhile in Arizona, an egg producer is sponsoring an event in which people who order breakfast for dinner at participating restaurants (they’re invited to wear their PJs, too) are asked to donate new pajamas to a charitable organization in return for a dozen free eggs.

No matter how the day is observed, it’s a good time to think about how eggs play a major role in feeding families around the world and have done so for centuries. No other food offers the combination of versatility, top-quality protein and affordability. When you factor in convenience and terrific taste, there’s really no competition. We invite you to learn more about World Egg Day.