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International Tea Day : 15 December

International Tea Day : 15 December

International Tea Day is observed annually on December 15.

International Tea Day aims to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers, and has been linked to requests for price supports and fair trade.

It has been celebrated since 2005 in tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania.

The main architects were M. Subbu (New Trade Union Initiative), Shatadru Chattopadhayay (CEC), Samir Roy (HMS), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) and Paramasivam (INTUC) at the World Social Forum in 2004, the first International Tea Day was celebrated in New Delhi in 2005.

In 2015, the Indian government proposed expanding the observance of International Tea Day through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.