WHY IN NEWS?
- International Tea Day is observed globally on May 21 on the recommendation of India. The purpose of International Tea Day is to try to improve the condition of tea producers and tea workers.
- The United Nations recognised International Tea Day by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)to raise awareness of the deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world and promote its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.
- The United Nations General Assembly has designated May 21 as International Tea Day based on a proposal moved by India at the FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG)on Tea in October
- Before 2019, December 15 is celebrated as International Tea Day in tea producing nations such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania
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