Every day has something special or recognizable in it. Today, on January 11 also has notable occasions of national importance. The days are National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and National Milk Day. We will get to know about the beginning of milk deliveries in the United States. Also, we will learn about the modern form of slavery, which is human trafficking. Let us get into the roots of the day. Also, we will learn how to celebrate it to make the most out of this day.
National Milk Day
The National Milk Day, as many people think, is about celebrating the beginning of bottled milk deliveries in the USA. Alexander Campbell of the New York Dairy was the first to deliver milk in the US. Also, he professed this at the New York Senate in 1878. The largest milk and milk products exporting countries around the world are the USA and Australia. The products comprise cheese, yoghurt, ice cream, butter, powdered milk, cream, and much more. Also, more than six billion people consume milk throughout the world.
It was not until 1878 when somebody thought of delivering milk in sterilized glass bottles. Louis Pasteur developed a process of sterilizing milk, known as pasteurization, in 1863. Hervey Thatcher of New York, an American doctor, developed the first modern glass milk bottle. Also, he named it the “Thatcher’s Common Sense Milk Jar.” He made use of a wax paper dish for sealing the glass bottles. In 1932, deliveries were introduced in plastic-coated paper milk cartons. It was after Victor W. Farris invented it.
How to celebrate
Drinking a huge glass of milk is a must today. Also, we can make milkshakes and cottage cheese to celebrate. A hot chocolate milk party with friends is not a bad idea as well. Adding chocolate, strawberry, and malted milk flavors to your milk will make it even better. Also, find out more about milk, its properties, and nutrients today.
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
This day brings forward a serious crime that has a devastating effect on human life. It has left a lasting toll on many families and communities worldwide. Human trafficking is an act of trapping a person through the use of violence, coercion, or deception. And, they are exploited for personal or financial profit. It is considered illegal in all nations. Victims experience adverse physical and psychological abuse. And, they experience sexual abuse, sleep and food deprivation. Also, family members experience threats.
The United States Senate assigned January 11 to observe this day in 2007. It followed the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. And, it was by Presidential Proclamation. The goal of this day is to spread awareness about the crime of human and sex trafficking. Furthermore, non-government organizations also provide help for the cause. The 31:8 Project works to proactively address issues regarding human trafficking.
How to celebrate
We can help and get involved in the 31:8 project. Every year, organizations throughout the world provide support to the communities and train volunteers. Also, they conduct educational events for awareness. Today, on January 11, we can start a campaign on social media platforms against human trafficking. And, we can provide donations to anti-trafficking organizations.