International Vegan Day (World Vegan Day) is a holiday that appeared in 1994 when the Vegan Society celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The word vegan was coined by Donald Watson from the first three and last two letters of the English word vegetarian. The term was first used by the Vegan Society, founded by Watson on November 1, 1944, in London.
Veganism – a lifestyle characterized, in particular, by strict vegetarianism. Vegans – adherents of veganism – eat and use only plant-based foods, that is, completely excluding components of animal origin in their composition.
Vegans are strict vegetarians who not only exclude meat and fish from their diet, but also exclude any other animal foods – eggs, milk, honey, and the like. Vegans don’t wear leather, fur, wool, or silk clothing and, moreover, don’t use foods that have been tested on animals.
The reasons for refusal may be different, but the main one is the unwillingness to be involved in the killing and cruelty of animals.
On the very same Vegan Day, in many countries of the world, representatives of the Vegan Society and other activists hold various educational and charitable events and information campaigns dedicated to the theme of the holiday.
Let us remind you that Vegan Day ends the so-called Vegetarian Awareness Month, which began on October 1 – on.