World Vegetarian Day

Category: Food
World Vegetarian Day around the world in 2024
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About World Vegetarian Day

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Dates of World Vegetarian Day
2025 United KingdomOct 1
United Kingdom Wed, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2024 United KingdomOct 1
United Kingdom Tue, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2023 United KingdomOct 1
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2022 United KingdomOct 1
United Kingdom Sat, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2021 United KingdomOct 1
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Vegetarian Day

October 1st is National Vegetarian Day, a day to recognize that more people are leaving meat behind and leaning into a more plant-based approach.

The difference between eating plant-based or vegan and a vegetarian approach lies in the fact that vegans avoid all animal products, including dairy, whereas vegetarians have given up meat but still eat dairy, including cheese and eggs.

World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and in 1978 was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union. A vegetarian diet focuses on vegetables, seeds, legumes, fruits, nuts and grains. It also includes animal products such as eggs, dairy and honey. "For those new to vegetarianism, it serves as an enticement to give meatless fare a try (even for a day) and learn about its many benefits," according to the website of World Vegetarian Day.

The day aims to raise awareness about saving animals‚ lives and helping to preserve the Earth.

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