INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY
When Is International Tea Day?
International Tea Day is observed on December 15 every year
What Is International Tea Day?
International Tea Day is celebrated in tea-producing countries to increase the awareness about the effect of the international tea trade on the economy, workers, farmers, and the society. It is also a day every country appreciates all the consumers in the world that tea is enjoyed by millions of people. The top five countries that grow tea are China, India, Kenya, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. International Tea Day was founded as an initiative by trade unions and international organizations that met in Mumbai, India, during the 2004 World Social Forum, and was first celebrated on December 15, 2005, in India's national capital, New Delhi. Nowadays, countries that observe the International Tea Day include Malawi, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Uganda, Indonesia, and Malaysia. International Tea Day is celebrated annually on the 15th day of December.
Significance Of International Tea Day
International Tea Day is bigger than about celebrating one of the world's most popular beverages, as it also spend lots of effort to improve the working conditions of tea producers and other workers that are associated with tea producing. Tea is considered a profitable commodity to tea-producing countries, but many individual workers that are employed by these tea companies in farms and factories are experiencing poor working environments. As a result, International Tea Day also motivates discussions that are associated with such issues and beyond, such as social security, employment security, labor rights, wages, and occupational health and hazard. This day shows the importance of how much tea workers have contributed in tea-producing countries. Ultimately, International Tea Day is a tea culture celebration and recognition of the beverage as one of the major staples that tea producing countries bring to the world.