giovedì 20 settembre 2018


World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November
The benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals, 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 Month (NOVEMBER)

World Vegan Day, Germany. Several different events in the metropolitan cities

North America

United States
Boston, Massachusetts
Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival (all weekend), free vegan food (many thousands of attenders), sponsored annually and currently by the Boston Vegetarian Society



Adelaide celebrates World Vegan Day every year on a Sunday in November
The first Vegan Festival was held on 4 November 2007
The event is possible because of many individual volunteers and members of various organizations
Kas Ward created the Vegan Festival in Adelaide and is the main event coordinator

M.A.D. FREE Weekend in Adelaide celebrates World Vegan Day in November. 13–15 November 2009

Since 2003 World Vegan Day has been celebrated in Melbourne on the last Sunday of October
The event was initiated by members of the vegan social group Vegans Unite and is now organized by a committee affiliated with Vegetarian Victoria
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, Lush Australia and eco store

The Winery by Gazebo in Surry Hills will hold Sydney's first annual event on the first Sunday of November, being Sunday 6th in 2016

New Zealand

Invercargill Vegan Society in Invercargill, New Zealand has celebrated World Vegan Day since 2011
The world's southernmost vegan group, for World Vegan Day 2012 they gave away tofu to butchers, placed posters around their city, gave away vegan muffins in the city centre and held a group potluck dinner World Vegan Day 2013 celebrations included visits to butchers' shops and vegan baking and soya milk giveaways in the city centre
Vegan activists were included on the CUE TV's news bulletin and gave a soft toy dog to an animal-skin-preserving factory
 A potluck dinner was held at Invercargill public library as the sun set on World Vegan Day 2013

South America


Uruguayan Vegan and Vegetarian Union monthly meeting, end-of-October monthly meeting (18:00hrs), free vegan food, information, gathering

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