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World Porridge Day

Celebrate World Porridge Day with delicious and nutritious porridge recipes - perfect for a cozy breakfast or dinner!
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October 10
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Introduction

Let's get ready to celebrate World Porridge Day on October 10! This special day was created to honor the original porridge dish that has been around since as early as 6,000 BC. It is a type of cereal food made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants such as oats, rice, wheat and barley in water or milk. Porridge has been eaten for centuries across different cultures and it remains an important part of many people's diet today. On World Porridge Day, let us all appreciate this amazing food that warms our hearts and stomachs!

History of World Porridge Day

World Porridge Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Porridge Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeologists unearth pottery predating to 6000 BC from Southern Italy, containing traces of oats; the possible origin of porridge.</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'>In the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution significantly impacted oat milling, which made the processing of oats for porridge easier and more efficient.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Instant Porridge Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Quaker Oats Company introduced instant porridge, making the beloved meal more accessible to busy families worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Porridge Championship Created</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship was established in Scotland in 1996, celebrating oatmeal and its preparation globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of World Porridge Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mary's Meals, a global charity, initiated World Porridge Day as a fundraising event aiming to provide food education in developing countries.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World 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'>Create a porridge feast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all the ingredients you need to make a variety of porridges, such as millet, oats, quinoa, rice, and buckwheat.  Then whip up a variety of flavors like blueberry and banana, pumpkin spice, and apple cinnamon.  Invite some friends over and enjoy!</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'>Throw a porridge party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a fun porridge party.  Make sure to have some creative toppings like dried fruits, nuts, honey, or even chocolate chips.  Have some fun with it!</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'>Visit a porridge cafe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many cafes that specialize in porridge dishes.  Search for one near you and try out some of their amazing creations!</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'>Cook with porridge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use porridge in your everyday cooking to add some flavor and texture to your meals. Porridge can be used in many dishes such as risotto, omelettes, muffins, and even ice cream!</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 unique porridges</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore different types of porridges from around the world like Kenyan uji, Indian kheer, Filipino arroz caldo, or South African pap.  Try something new and delicious!</p></div></div>

Why We Love World 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'>Porridge is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Porridge is a great source of nutrition, especially for breakfast. It's high in fiber and contains important vitamins and minerals like iron and calcium. Plus, it's low in fat and calories, making it a healthy and filling way to start your day!</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'>It doesn't take much effort or time to whip up some porridge. All you need is some oats, milk (or water) and patience while stirring on the stove - you can have a delicious meal in no time! You can also customize it with nuts, seeds or fresh fruit.</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'>Versatile ingredient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Porridge isn't just limited to breakfast - it can be used in many desserts as well. Try adding some cooked porridge to muffin batter or cookie dough for added nutrition and flavor. You can even make hearty soups or stews with uncooked oats stirred into the broth.</p></div></div>

5 Hearty Facts for World Porridge Day

World Porridge Day FAQs

When is World Porridge Day?

World Porridge Day is celebrated on October 10 every year. In 2024, World Porridge Day will occur on a Thursday.

World Porridge Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Oct 10

Tuesday

2024

Oct 10

Thursday

2025

Oct 10

Friday

2026

Oct 10

Saturday

2027

Oct 10

Sunday

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