World Vegan Day 2020: World Vegan Day is celebrated on 1 November across the world to encourage people to follow a vegan lifestyle. Many prominent vegans believe vegan food benefits human health, protect the well-being of animals, and also helps in protecting the environment.
World Vegan Day History
Donald Watson on 1 November 1944 called a meeting of 5 people to discuss the non-dairy vegetarian diets. They established a new movement known as the vegan lifestyle to focus and promote the lifestyle of vegans and their importance. Over the years, they clarified the definition of their vegan diet and it became a charity in 1979. Since then, World Vegan Day has been celebrated.
Who are Vegans?
Nowadays, Veganism is becoming popular. Vegan people choose not to consume dairy products including eggs and other products of animal origin. Also like vegetarians, they don’t eat meat. It is said that the vegan term is chosen by combining the first and last letters of ‘vegetarian’. In other words, we can say that veganism is a way of living life in which they exclude all forms of animal products, avoid exploitation of animals and cruelty whether it be for food, clothing or for any other purpose.
How are vegans different from vegetarians?
Vegetarians don’t eat eggs, meats, etc. while vegans avoid eating all dairy products and other animal products like eggs, gelatin and honey. You will be amazed to know that vegans, in fact, don’t use soaps, clothes, beauty products which consist of animal products.
So, we can say that living like a vegetarian is easy as they can consume some animal products that are an important source of nutrients, protein, vitamins, etc. But vegans usually don’t eat them and have to find out an alternative for it.
We can’t ignore the fact that being a vegan, chances of developing diseases will reduce like heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancers, diabetes, etc.
World Vegan Day Celebration
People celebrate November month as a Vegan month. Invite people for vegan lunch or a vegan dinner. Share favourite vegan recipes on social media and challenge friends, family members or colleagues to go for a vegan diet for 30 days.