World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. October 1st is the official date, however if necessary, individuals may schedule their event on a nearby date instead.
Make a difference this October by informing others about the benefits of vegetarianism. You will be helping to create a better world because vegetarian diets have proven health benefits, save animals’ lives and help to preserve the Earth.
World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration. Vegetarian Awareness Month has been known variously as Reverence for Life month, Month of Vegetarian Food, and more.
World Vegetarian Day is to encourage you in a new way of living – or to ask you to help raise awareness to the vegetarian lifestyle if you’re already meat-free! So what’s so great about going vegetarian? Well, first of all you’re saving animals from the misery and pain of being killed for our benefit. This diet also reduces the risk of and protects us from conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
The choice to avoid meat will have great environmental benefits in the long run. Our ecosystems will be preserved and greenhouse gases will decrease. Focusing on crops as our source of food will also help to feed more of the hungrier people in the world.
It’s easy to get involved. Display our free, colorful, informative poster in your community. You can post it at a local store, office, coffee shop, library, school or other suitable location. Use it as a great way to start a discussion about the benefits of vegetarianism with the people in your life.