When is World Vegan Day? November 1 / dates may vary per country!
Vegan related observances are a big deal! Vegan holidays are celebrated all over the world in one form or another. National Vegetarian Week, UK Vegan Week and World Vegan Day which takes place each year on November 1st. World Vegetarian Day is also celebrated in October- Our calendar also has a National Vegetarian Day as well.
What is this Holiday for?
To honor and enjoy the vegan diet and lifestyle!
Origin of this holiday:
World Vegan Day is a vegan holiday celebrated since 1994 on November 1 - the anniversary of the creation of The Vegan Society.
The 2004 event marked the 60th birthday of the society, and the 10th anniversary of the holiday. The 2005 event had as its theme 'TYPICAL VEGAN' to celebrate diversity and to show the world that there is no such person as a typical vegan. World Vegan Day is celebrated by vegans around the world.
"World Vegan Day has been celebrated in Melbourne on the last Sunday of October for several years. The event is organised by a committee affiliated with Vegetarian Network Victoria, and featured stalls include Lentil as Anything, Invita Living Foods, Animals Australia, Aduki Independent Press, Eco-shout Melbourne, Vegan Society of Australia, ALV, the Melbourne University Food Co-op, and many more. The 2008 World Vegan Day festival was held on Sunday, 26 October at the Abbotsford Convent."
"Vegan Festival in Adelaide celebrates World Vegan Day every year and takes place on Sunday in November. First Vegan Festival was held on 4th Nov 2007. The event is possible due to many individual volunteers and members of various organisations. Kas Ward is the Main Event Organiser.
See Also: Types of Vegetarian Diets
- Vegan: eats only food from plant sources
- Many other people are semi-vegetarians who have eliminated red meat, but may eat poultry or fish.
Veganism is a diet and lifestyle
"Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose."