World Vegan Day is celebrated every year on November 1, to encourage and motivate people to avoid the utilisation of animal-based products and the killing of animals for selfish motives. The main aim behind observing World Vegan Day is to prevent the exploitation of animals.
November is globally observed as World Vegan Month. The main focus of recognizing Vegan month is to put some light on the Vegan movement and encourage people to turn vegan. According to World Vegan Day, this year’s theme will be based on the animal rights-focused campaign ‘Future Normal’.
World Vegan Day originated in England in 1994, when vegan animal rights activist Louise Wallis was looking for a suitable setting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vegan Society. As President of the Vegan Society, her aim was not only to emphasise the continued existence of a vegan association, but also to draw attention to the fact that the word ‘vegan’ had found its way into the English language.
Wallis set November 1 as the date, as it falls exactly between October 31, which is Halloween, and the Mexican Day of the Dead, which falls on November 2. Since November 1, 1994, World Vegan Day has thus provided a welcome occasion for vegans in all parts of the world to celebrate and further promote veganism with all its positive aspects.