World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees. The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms “vegan” and “veganism”. Speaking in 2011, Louise Wallis said: “We knew the Society had been founded in November 1944 but didn’t know the exact date, so I decided to go for 1 November, partly because I liked the idea of this date coinciding with Samhain/Halloween and the Day of the Dead – traditional times for feasting and celebration, both apt and auspicious.”
World Vegan Day 2020 Messages & Quotes
“One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. start with one”
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix
“Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.” -Gary L. Francione
“Animals are not products. Life doesn’t have a price.” -Anonymous
“Every living creature has the right to live ethically.” -Dirk Verbeuren
“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France
“I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.” -Russell Brand
“Animals are here with us, not for us.” -Anonymous
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
What is the theme of World Vegan Day 2020?
Every year, The Vegan Society observes the World Vegan Day based on a specific theme. However, the official theme for the World Vegan Day 2020 event hasn’t been decided yet. Also, themes of World Vegan Day are based on promoting and educating about veganism across the world.
What is the significance of observing World Vegan Day?
Being a vegan is a lifestyle choice for every individual. From not being able to consume dairy products, meat, eggs, and a lew of other products have its pros and cons. For those who can maintain a healthy lifestyle, being a vegan, it’s a good health choice. There are several health benefits which people experience after adopting veganism. Several top celebs have pledged to a vegan lifestyle in the last couple of years.
If you are excited by the idea of adopting veganism, do understand the advantages and disadvantages of a vegan lifestyle. Simply adopting it, and not able to find relevant substitutes for key ingredients and nutrients in your diet would only do more harm than good.