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International Tea Day 2023: Date, significance, celebrations of chai

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 21st 2023 10:10 AM
International Tea Day 2023: Date, significance, celebrations of chai

International Tea Day 2023: Date, significance, celebrations of chai

International Tea Day 2023: International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21 to celebrate the cultural and economic significance of tea or chai where the day aims to promote and raise awareness about the diverse aspects of tea, including its history, production, consumption and health benefits. 

International Tea Day 2023 History 

The idea of observing an International Tea Day was proposed by India at the 2015 UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Intergovernmental Group on Tea meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The proposal was supported by several tea-producing countries, and on December 21, 2019, the United Nations declared May 21st as International Tea Day.

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International Tea Day 2023 Significance

Tea has a long history and holds immense cultural and economic importance in various countries. It is one of the most widely consumed beverages globally and plays a significant role in many societies. International Tea Day serves as an opportunity to recognize and promote sustainable tea production, fair trade practices, and the livelihoods of millions of people involved in the tea industry, including farmers, workers, and tea traders.

International Tea Day 2023 Celebrations

International Tea Day is celebrated worldwide with various events and activities that highlight the significance of tea. These may include:

Tea festivals and exhibitions: Many countries organize tea festivals and exhibitions to showcase different varieties of tea, promote tea culture, and educate people about the art of tea preparation and appreciation.

 Tea tastings and workshops: Tea tastings and workshops are conducted to allow participants to explore different types of teas, learn about their origins, flavors, and brewing techniques. It is an opportunity to experience the diversity of teas and expand one's knowledge.

Cultural events and performances: Traditional cultural performances, music, dance, and art exhibitions related to tea are organized to celebrate its cultural importance and heritage.

Tea-related promotions: Tea companies, organizations, and businesses often offer special promotions, discounts, or launch new tea products on International Tea Day to engage customers and generate awareness about the event.

Educational campaigns: Various campaigns and initiatives are undertaken to educate the public about the health benefits of tea, sustainable tea farming practices, and the positive impact of fair trade in the tea industry.

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For all the chai lovers - Happy International Tea Day 2023 

- With inputs from agencies

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