International Tea Day – May 21

  • TheUnited Nations has announced to celebrate International Tea Day on 21 May, accepting India’s recommendation. India proposed it about four years ago.
  • India presented this proposal at the meeting of the International Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)inter-governmental group held in Milan.
  • The United Nations says that declaring May 21 as International Tea Day will help in increasing its production and consumption.
  • In addition, the United Nations General Assemblyhas recognized the tea’s medicinal properties as well as cultural importance.
  • The United Nations has urged all member countries, international and regional organizations to celebrate International Tea Day on 21 May every year.
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