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WORLD FOOD DAY

When is World Food Day in 2023?

World Food Day in 2023 is on the Monday, 16th of Oct (10/16/2023).

World Food Day is on the 289th day of 2023. There are 76 days left in the year.

World Food Day Facts

  • Date: Oct 16, 2023
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945. To mark this momentous event the 16th of October each year is celebrated as World Food Day. The day is also famously known as the Food Engineer day. The World Food Day (WFD) was recognized by FAO's Member Countries at the 20th General Conference of the Organization's in November 1979. The event was ideated by Dr. Pal Romany, the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and at the Food Hungarian Delegation a constituent of the 20th Session of the FAO Conference. The day has since habitually observed in more than 150 countries world-wide and raises different issues for discussion for the global misery of hunger and poverty.

Starting 1981, World Food Day has a major theme directing its events and course of actions each year. The theme for 2012 WFD is "Agricultural cooperatives - key to feeding the world". Most themes are primarily circled round agriculture because the grand hope of bettering the condition and mass availability of food depends and derives from bulk investments in agriculture coupled with support for the education and health sectors. In-spite of being the backbone for sustaining global human civilization the agriculture and food sector is plagued with the dilemma of dwindling investment and a general nonchalance to the cause. This is the reason why the agricultural sector has been starved of foreign investment. The sector has been practically parched of foreign aid and showing rapid rates of decline in the past 20 years. To build an adequately provided for generation we need a sound food system and for which investment will have to directed for the public sector.

The event is subjected to various interpretations in different countries like United States of America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. In the USA World Food Day has been a tradition spanning for the year 1981. It is supported by 450 voluntary organizations across the state of America. One example is the World Food Day Dinners organized in Oxfam, America. In Italy, ministries, universities, research agencies, international agencies and NGOs have set-up various conferences as well as exhibitions and symposia. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture have all contributed to the participation by virtue of press conferences. Spanish television has been active in broadcasting events. FAO Goodwill Ambassador - Spanish soccer star Raul - has taken part in events and helped highlight food-security issues in his country. In the Central African Republic the President of the Republic has inaugurated a bridge at Boda to coincide with World Food Day, making the agricultural production area more easily accessible.

In Asia the government of Bangladesh had organized Food Festivals, while in Mexico in Latin America a National Campaign for a "Mexico without Hunger" was held in 2005. this aside many countries have also organized various seminars, exhibition, demonstrations and even hosted open-forum discussion panels to acquaint the general mass and the discerning individual with the problems associated with the food industry and how to generate more awareness towards financing and economically aiding the agricultural industry.

World Food Day Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Oct 16, 2013
  • Thu
  • Oct 16, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 16, 2015
  • Sun
  • Oct 16, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 16, 2017

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01Global Family Day
WednesdayWedJan 04, 2023Jan 04World Braille Day
WednesdayWedJan 11, 2023Jan 11International Thank-You Day
MondayMonJan 30, 2023Jan 30World Leprosy Day
SundaySunFeb 12, 2023Feb 12Darwin Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21International Mother Language Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22World Thinking Day
WednesdayWedMar 01, 2023Mar 01International Day of the Seal
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08International Women's Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20World Frog Day
TuesdayTueMar 21, 2023Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22World Water Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23World Meteorological Day
FridayFriMar 24, 2023Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 25, 2023Mar 25Earth Hour
SundaySunApr 02, 2023Apr 02International Children's Book Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07World Health Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12Yuri's Night
SundaySunApr 16, 2023Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
FridayFriApr 21, 2023Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Earth Day
SundaySunApr 23, 2023Apr 23World Book Day
TuesdayTueApr 25, 2023Apr 25World Penguin Day
TuesdayTueApr 25, 2023Apr 25World Malaria Day
WednesdayWedMay 03, 2023May 03World Press Freedom Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05International Midwives Day
MondayMonMay 08, 2023May 08World Red Cross Day
WednesdayWedMay 10, 2023May 10World Lupus Day
FridayFriMay 12, 2023May 12International Nurses Day
SaturdaySatMay 13, 2023May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
MondayMonMay 15, 2023May 15International Day of Families
WednesdayWedMay 17, 2023May 17World Hypertension Day
ThursdayThuMay 18, 2023May 18International Museum Day
SundaySunMay 21, 2023May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
MondayMonMay 22, 2023May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
TuesdayTueMay 23, 2023May 23World Turtle Day
WednesdayWedMay 24, 2023May 24World Schizophrenia Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25Towel Day
WednesdayWedMay 31, 2023May 31World No-Tobacco Day
ThursdayThuJun 01, 2023Jun 01World Milk Day
SaturdaySatJun 03, 2023Jun 03World Bicycle Day
MondayMonJun 05, 2023Jun 05World Environment Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08World Ocean Day
WednesdayWedJun 14, 2023Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
FridayFriJun 16, 2023Jun 16International Day of the African Child
SaturdaySatJun 17, 2023Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
TuesdayTueJun 20, 2023Jun 20World Refugee Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21International Yoga Day
MondayMonJun 26, 2023Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11World Population Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16World Snake Day
FridayFriJul 28, 2023Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
MondayMonAug 07, 2023Aug 07International Friendship Day
TuesdayTueAug 08, 2023Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
WednesdayWedAug 09, 2023Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
ThursdayThuAug 10, 2023Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
SaturdaySatAug 12, 2023Aug 12International Youth Day
SundaySunAug 13, 2023Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
MondayMonAug 14, 2023Aug 14World Lizard Day
WednesdayWedAug 23, 2023Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
FridayFriSep 08, 2023Sep 08International Literacy Day
WednesdayWedSep 13, 2023Sep 13International Chocolate Day
FridayFriSep 15, 2023Sep 15Software Freedom Day
FridayFriSep 15, 2023Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SaturdaySatSep 16, 2023Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
TuesdayTueSep 19, 2023Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
ThursdayThuSep 21, 2023Sep 21World Gratitude Day
FridayFriSep 22, 2023Sep 22World Car-Free Day
FridayFriSep 29, 2023Sep 29Inventors Day
FridayFriSep 29, 2023Sep 29World Heart Day
SundaySunOct 01, 2023Oct 01International Music Day
SundaySunOct 01, 2023Oct 01World Ballet Day
MondayMonOct 02, 2023Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03World Temperance Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04World Animal Day
ThursdayThuOct 05, 2023Oct 05World Teacher's Day
TuesdayTueOct 10, 2023Oct 10World Mental Health Day
MondayMonOct 16, 2023Oct 16World Food Day
TuesdayTueOct 17, 2023Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
TuesdayTueOct 24, 2023Oct 24United Nations Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29International Internet Day
WednesdayWedNov 08, 2023Nov 08World Town Planning Day
TuesdayTueNov 14, 2023Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 16, 2023Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
SundaySunNov 19, 2023Nov 19World Toilet Day
TuesdayTueNov 21, 2023Nov 21World Television Day
SaturdaySatNov 25, 2023Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
ThursdayThuNov 30, 2023Nov 30International Computer Security Day
FridayFriDec 01, 2023Dec 01World Aids Day
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
TuesdayTueDec 05, 2023Dec 05International Volunteers Day
ThursdayThuDec 07, 2023Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
SundaySunDec 10, 2023Dec 10Human Rights Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day