World Vegan Day is observed annually on November 1 all over the world to encourage people to follow a vegan lifestyle which is not only for the welfare of animals but also for an environment. It is celebrated by organizing a number of festivals and exhibitions by vegan societies.The 1st World Vegan Day was celebrated in the year 1994.
- This day also marks the founding day of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom (UK) which was established in 1944.
- The day was mooted by Louise Wallis, the then Chair of The Vegan Society during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Society in the year 1994.
Celebration in India:
It should be noted that on October 30 – November 1 2020 the Global Vegan Business Expo 2020 was virtually organized by Compassion India magazine on the theme “Sustaining Eco-Economic Growth”. The expo marked the first anniversary of the launch of Compassion India magazine.
- It was India’s biggest virtual event to unite global vegan food startups, chefs, vegan businesses and medical professionals.
Who is Vegan?
The term Vegan was coined by Donald Watson who founded The Vegan Society of UK in 1944. A vegan is a person who does not consume or use products derived from animals including dairy products like eggs milk, cheese, etc. A vegan diet contains only plant-based foods.
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About The Vegan Society:
Chair– Stephen Walsh
Headquarter– Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)