Today is offically World Vegan Day!
Here is a little history about how World Vegan Day came to be:
In 1944, in the UK, Donald Watson took the first and last letters of the word “vegetarian,” and created the word “vegan” to indicate being vegetarian from beginning to end – (not only not eating any animals, but also not eating any products that come from animals, not using any products that come from animals, and simply not using animals for our human purposes – true Ahimsa, “dynamic harmlessness”).
Certainly there were those who had such beliefs and lived by such committed values long before 1944, but, up until that time, there was not a single word with such meaning.
Watson entered the word into the lexicon and also registered the first Vegan Society, in Britain, on November 1, 1944.
Thus, World Vegan Day, a special annual holiday celebrating vegan living, is celebrated on November 1st each year.
It is celebrated with festivals around the country and all around the world.
For all my LA peeps, today there is a celebration in Encino from 6:30 to 9:30 pm with yummy vegan vendors, activities, silent auctions and vendors! Check out all the deets here.
I have class tonight and then I have my own special plans to celebrate this amazing “holiday” which I will gladly spill all about later this week!
And hey, even if you can’t make it, your vegan girlfriend thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to make every day world vegan day 🙂 Enjoy!
Your Vegan Girlfriend