1st Nov ~ World Vegan Day

world-vegan-day-malaysiaWorld Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated on 1 November, by vegans around the world. The Day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society UK to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Vegans around the world join together to celebrate animal rights. Animal advocates hold street stalls about veganism, host vegan potluck events, plant memorial trees for World Vegan Day and give away animal friendly vegan baking.

 

History of World Vegan Month

The month starts with World Vegan Day on 1 November to celebrate the founding of the world’s first Vegan Society on that day in November 1944. The word ‘vegan’ was chosen founder by Donald Watson and his ‘non-dairy vegetarians’ to describe their diet.  Watson took the first and last two letters of ‘vegetarian’ to create this new word.

Here’s a first edition of The Vegan News from 1944

World Vegan Day and World Vegan Month are organised by The Vegan Society.  Why not become part of the world’s original Vegan Society?  Source: www.worldveganmonth.net/about/

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