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National Porridge Day

Celebrate National Porridge Day with a hearty bowl of steaming oats - topped with your favorite fruits, nuts and spices for an extra special treat!
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June 23
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Get ready to celebrate National Porridge Day on June 23 with a warm, comforting bowl of this classic breakfast food! Porridge has been around for centuries and is enjoyed by people around the world. It's made by boiling oats or other grains in water or milk, adding sweeteners and spices, then serving it hot. This simple dish is both nutritious and delicious, offering a variety of health benefits that make it a popular choice for breakfast. So get creative with porridge this June 23 and try out some new recipes - you'll be glad you did!

History of National Porridge Day

National Porridge Day Dates

National Porridge Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>3000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Porridge Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The origins of porridge can be traced back as far as the Neolithic Age, when grinding stone tools enabled the processing of cereals into a meal that could be easily cooked.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1573</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scottish Porridge Law</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scotland passed a law in 1573 making it illegal to serve workers porridge for dinner; it was to be served only for breakfast or lunch.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrial Revolution Impact</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, large-scale mechanized production led to the mass distribution and consumption of easily cooked oat products, popularizing porridge even further.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Goldilocks and the Three Bears</div><div class='timeline-text'>The porridge-centric story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" began to be widely recognized, leading to a significant cultural recognition of porridge.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Porridge Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first World Porridge Day was organized by the charity Mary's Meals, celebrated on 10th October, to raise funds and awareness for school feeding programs in developing countries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Porridge Day Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Porridge Day was officially celebrated for the first time on June 23, highlighting the importance and popularity of this hearty grain-based meal.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Porridge Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own porridge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own porridge is a great way to celebrate National Porridge Day. Pick your favorite ingredients, such as oats, milk, and cinnamon, and let the porridge simmer until it's creamy and delicious.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for porridge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If making your own porridge isn't for you, why not try out a restaurant that serves porridge? Check out a local café or diner and see what kinds of porridge they have to offer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a porridge tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a porridge tasting party! Prepare a few different types of porridge, such as oatmeal, steel cut oats, and quinoa porridge. Have everyone vote on their favorite and enjoy the different flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many museums have an exhibit on the history of porridge. Learn about the different types of porridge from all over the world and how it has been enjoyed throughout history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search online for new recipes to try for National Porridge Day. There are so many creative ways to enjoy this breakfast staple, from savory to sweet! You're sure to find something new to try.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Porridge Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Porridge is a great source of complex carbohydrates and other essential nutrients such as B vitamins, iron and zinc. It's high in fiber to help maintain healthy digestion, and it contains plenty of protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cooking porridge doesn't take much effort or time. All you need is some oats, water, and a pot to cook it in. You can also customize your porridge with various toppings like honey, fresh fruit or nuts for added flavor and texture.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a comfort food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about the warm, creamy texture of porridge that makes it so comforting. It's easy on the stomach when you're feeling under the weather, and its wholesome goodness has been known to cheer up many gloomy mornings!</p></div></div>

5 Delightful Discoveries for National Porridge Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Porridge Has Been a Staple Food for over 10,000 Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>Archaeological evidence from caves in southern Italy suggest that people were grinding oats to make porridge more than 32,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest known foods eaten by prehistoric humans.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Porridge Can Aid in Weight Control</h3><p class='facts-content'>Porridge is rich in soluble fibre, which causes it to be digested slowly and makes you feel full for longer. This can help control hunger and prevent overeating, aiding in weight loss.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Porridge Can Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels</h3><p class='facts-content'>The high fibre content and complex carbohydrates in porridge can help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing the risk of sugar spikes and crashes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Largest Bowl of Porridge Weighed Over 1,380 Kilograms</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to Guinness World Records, the largest bowl of oatmeal porridge was made by Kemps Foods in Illinios, USA, on October 29, 2012. It weighed 1,380.9 kilograms (3,043 lbs) and was distributed for free to attendees.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Porridge is Celebrated Globally With a Golden Spurtle</h3><p class='facts-content'>The World Porridge Making Championship, held annually in Carrbridge, Scotland, awards its top prize, the Golden Spurtle, to the cook who makes the best traditional porridge using only oatmeal, salt and water.</p></div></div>

National Porridge Day FAQs

When is National Porridge Day?

National Porridge Day is celebrated on June 23rd every year. In 2024, National Porridge Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Porridge Day Dates



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