World Home Economics Day (WHED)
March 20th is World Home Economics Day: Promoting the Home Economics Profession
Since March 20th, 1982 IFHE has continued to recognise March 20th each year as World Home Economics Day (WHED). The purpose of the day is to publicise and promote IFHE and the Home Economics Profession.
Since 2002 a specific theme has been identified for World Home Economics Day. This occasion is a brilliant opportunity for each member, member organisation or professional Home Economist to hold an event or special activity.
In the last years World Home Economics Day gained more and more attention worldwide. To highlight the theme IFHE publishes a Press Release in September each year. Based on this background information Home Economics Professionals prepare the celebrations of World Home Economics Day in the different regions of the world. Additional topics of high relevance to the professionals in the countries or regions can be pointed out during the celebrations.
IFHE has received a raising number of creative activities related to the theme. We appreciate to share the reports as well as the IFHE Press Releases on the pages of the website.
World Home Economics Day 2015: "Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Families and Consumers"
Plan your World Home Economics Day activity 2015 now!
We are looking forward to receive reports and impressions of your event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of topics of the last years:
2002: "Connsumer Health and Welfare"
2003: "Home Economics for Everyday Life Competencies"
2004: "Families: Changes and Challenges"
2005-2008: "Home Economics Supporting Sustainable Development and Quality of Life for All"
2009-2013: "Home Economics Beyond One Hundred Years: Empowering for the Digital World"
2014: "Empowering Individuals, Families and Communities –
Through Home Economics"
2015: "Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Families and Consumers - Food Literacy and Environmental Literacy"
2016: "Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Families and Consumers"
2017: "Home Economics Literacy - Empowering for Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyles"
Background information, articles and IFHE Press Release are available on the following pages.
World Home Economics Day 2017: "Home Economics Literacy: Empowering for healthy and sustainable Lifestyles"