World Coconut Day: 2 September

World Coconut Day is celebrated on 2 September. The objective is to create apprehension around the world about the importance and benefits of the coconut.

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In 2009, The World coconut day was celebrated for the first time. The occasion was to celebrate the beginning day of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). This organization works under the leadership of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). World Coconut Day is celebrated to create global awareness regarding the usage and benefits of coconut. It highlights the policies and plan of action which will be taken shortly. World Coconut Day is celebrated by communicating its benefits about health and other commercial benefits.

The theme of Coconut day 2020 was “Invest in Coconut to Save the World” which was decided by ICC (International coconut Commission). A large number of farmers and businesspersons attend this event every year.

Coconuts are a popular fruit and have special importance in India. Furthermore, not only the health benefits but also the spiritual importance of coconut in India signifies its usage. The significance of this day helps to create awareness about the benefits.

2020’s Theme of world coconut day is to embark on the importance and need to understand the benefits of this Ultimate Fruit. This fruit is special for the healthy body and mind of a human being.

Crack open a coconut (it’s a little difficult yet fun) and make something different and healthy. The need to spread awareness for this particular occasion is because, coconut farmers are both large and small, the small scale coconut farmers grow them as part of the process with other products and try to earn the extra income. The notion of coconut oils not being healthy and switching to a ‘healthier’ replacement has been in trend, but what one forgets is that coconut in itself is healthy. The produces of coconut suits the topographical conditions and other factors we live in. So grab a tender coconut, or maybe add coconut to everyday cooking. either way, suit yourself.

Contributed by Anjeela Prabhakar content writer at Mitti Ke Rang

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