Every November we celebrate World Vegan Day and World Vegan Month, as well as the formation of The Vegan Society
World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world as a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be and to encourage the vegan-curious to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas.
The history of World Vegan Month
The Vegan Society first began as an offshoot of The Vegetarian Society in November 1944, when Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley and friends felt the important need to distinguish the difference between not eating meat, and not eating any products from animals. We began celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day, with its significance growing to be internationally recognised.
In a natural progression, World Vegan Day evolved into World Vegan Week and now, what we celebrate as World Vegan Month; where vegans and veganism is celebrated in workplaces, shops, restaurants and in homes all over the world.
How you can celebrate
People around the world choose to mark World Vegan Month in an array of different ways. You could host a vegan lunch at work or a vegan dinner party with friends; commit to taking part in vegan outreach in your local community; share your favourite vegan recipes on social media or even challenge your friends, family or work colleagues to go vegan for 30 days by taking our Vegan Pledge.
However you choose to mark World Vegan Month, be sure to share it far and wide using the #WorldVeganMonth and #WorldVeganDay hashtags on social media and tag us on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @TheVeganSociety, we would love to see what you get up to!
For more ideas on how to mark World Vegan Day head over to our blog post.
How your business can get involved
Download our opportunities pack to find our more about how your business can get involved with World Vegan Month 2018.
Thinking about going vegan?
To commemorate World Vegan Day 2018, we’re very pleased to announce that we will be launching a brand new app for budding vegans called VeGuide.
If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle but you’re not quite sure where to start, simply download the app to follow our easy, 30-day programme.
Each day, you will be treated to a short video covering the most common topics that arise in the early days of going vegan. You can also select your motivation for going vegan to receive regular encouraging boosts along the way, especially tailored for you!
VeGuide will be available to download on Android and iOS from November 1st 2018.
Throughout November there will be a number of celebratory events taking place. Here is where you will find any upcoming World Vegan Month events.
If you are planning to host your own World Vegan Month event and you would like to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate with these vegan dishes
In order to commemorate World Vegan Month, we have commissioned a range of delicious celebratory recipes with an international theme, perfect for sharing with friends as part of a World Vegan Month party! We're also featuring recipes from some excellent vegan bloggers. If you give any of them a go, be sure to snap the results and share them on social media using the hashtags #WorldVeganDay #WorldVeganMonth.