How To Celebrate World Vegan Day! 20 Top Ideas
Guess what day it is,
Today is the World Vegan Day.
World Vegan Day is a global event that takes place on November 1.
And as Wikipedia says:
On World Vegan Day, vegans celebrate the benefits of veganism for animals, humans and the natural environment through different activities.
In this article you will read:
But speaking more specifically, why do vegans celebrate this day?
We gather every year on November 1 and share our experiences. We all have common beliefs about animal rights, the environment and health, so we celebrate this day for our common values. Also, this day is an opportunity for us to address myths and misconceptions about vegetarianism, answer people’s questions, share vegan recipes, and talk about healthier plant-based alternatives.
Celebrities and influencers introduce people more to their lifestyle on this day.
You can mention a lot of reasons for it but the main theme of this day is just to do genuine acts for earth or even to follow a vegan diet for the first time.
We will introduce vegan products and brands and prove to people that it is possible to live without the exploitation and suffering of animals.
We ask scientists, researchers and doctors to start researching herbal alternatives with a more open mind.
Also, you can consider doing different actions so you can see the results of it or even waiting until the next year’s World Vegan Day.
The whole point is to choosing alternatives with better outcomes, instead of the ones that come with negative consequences.
In my opinion, World Vegan Day can help a lot in promoting the understanding and acceptance of veganism.
On this day, we celebrate the progress that has been made and look forward to a future where the dead body of a killed animal is not on our food plate.
Significance of World Vegan Day
Each magazine, demonstrates World Vegan Day differently but most of them explain it as a monumental day that is not just for vegans but it is actually for earth.
The livemint.com says:
“The purpose of World Vegan Day is to support and defend the rights of vegans, encourage people to become and remain vegans, work with legislators on issues like climate change and sustainable agriculture, expand the selection of vegan food in public spaces, and more.”
This day hasn’t been famous just for bringing a brand-new idea, it is well-known for the upbringing of a profound campaign.
This day plays a big role in advertising veganism and it also shows the world that veganism is really thought-provoking and it’s not even related to any sort of fake media or propaganda.
Furthermore, some people think that veganism is a trend or it is classified but that’s completely wrong.
Some vegans claim that this day is like the birthday of all vegans.
“The world is changing, and people are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. It’s a win-win for everyone involved: the animals, the planet, and our health.” – Joaquin Phoenix
History Behind World Vegan Day
According to food magazines, the origin of naming November 1st the World Vegan Day traces back to 1994 and the urge to make it worldwide was just to encourage people to go vegan or at least become more familiar with veganism.
The famous activist Louise Wallis is known for naming this day.
Although these political and formal actions are from 30 years ago, it has been proven that veganism comes from 2000 years ago and that’s phenomenal.
The real concept of maintaining a vegan diet came into existence much later.
Why Vegans Celebrate This Day?
But back to the main question, why do we really celebrate this day?
On this day, we tend to celebrate mainly because we feel like we have chosen better and healthier alternatives and we are happy for ourselves and animals because we have changed our lives but not because of eating certain things and avoid eating anything animal related but it is actually because of eco-friendly choices that we have made, props to veganism for being cruelty-free.
The point of celebrating is all because of our happiness and sending out positive energy.
We feel so happy and energetic on this day mainly because, we are proud of being vegan because we feel like we have done the right thing.
Moreover, this day improvises its own culture and showcases every single advantage of veganism.
Based on my own experience I can tell you that even some people celebrate this day to make this day more memorable and also fun so that other they can attract other people and the ones who show interest will actually listen to them and somehow start their own journey.
Plus, we put more important things to the perspective.
We show people different tasty and easy foods that are super great alternatives and this is like a path to a peaceful life for people because if they cut out all the animal products and animal meat they will definitely feel better.
We also really stand for the fact that veganism is really life-changing and it is also pivotal for a safe future.
And we have been telling the whole world that going vegan can change lives and veganism is the pinnacle of world peace.
What Do Vegans Do on This Day?
There are certain other moves to pull in order to make the World Vegan Day more popular or so-called viral such as persuading people to be vegan for at least one day.
And being vegan for one day isn’t just a challenge, it can also serve as a cool experiment with great outcomes.
Because when you go vegan for a short amount of time like for a day, you can see the results at the end of that day.
In addition, it should be said that because we feel great on this day we try to share this whole event with the entire world.
We will get deep into this later in the article when we will actually suggest a way of celebrating the World Vegan Day.
Here’s the list of notable people who follow vegan diets:
After all, we will discuss about 20 things that you can do in order to celebrate this day.
20 top ideas to celebrate World Vegan Day
Plant A Tree
I know that most eco-friendly campaigns have this culture but I personally suggest this action for newcomers and the ones who wasn’t to start their journey the easiest way and don’t assume that it is something non-important.
The extra part would be planting a seed which will become a fruit tree or something like that.
Let alone the planting, you are taking a step forward by planting a seed which will be useful in future.
Although the process of getting fruits from a tree takes time, it is really worth it since trees produce fruits for years.
Posting on Social Media
Yeah, it’s really that simple, by just posting something related to veganism, you automatically help the vegan culture and the idea of it especially if it is on World Vegan Day.
You can basically just put up a story or write a tweet or anything and that would be enough and if you tell others to do so then it’ll much more helpful.
It can be anything too and there are no rules or boundaries, you can post an image of a vegan photo that you have cooked.
Also, don’t forget to use hashtags so you will follow the algorithm.
Sharing quotes can be helpful too and it doesn’t have to be from famous people, all you need is a quote you really like that makes you feel overwhelmed when you read it because that’s the thing that makes it different from other sayings and quotes owing to the fact that it has to be provocative so that the audience feel motivated by it.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Try to repost or share those videos that send more important messages.
It doesn’t have to be only one video, you can share more than one and that’s ok but also know that you don’t necessarily need to share a lot of videos.
Don’t take the underrated ones for granted too!
Some people have this idea of just sharing the most viral thing or sharing a video that everybody has shared or seen.
Try to act more open-minded and go for the video that sends a better message and has more well-rounded attractive elements.
Tip: Don’t make it too complicated
Introducing Veganism to People
Try to introduce veganism to your friends especially the ones who don’t know about it or the ones who may care.
This can be done by explaining, answering questions, watching videos and documentaries.
If you want to take it one step forward, you should make vegan food and let your friends taste it and give their opinions about it and you should be logical here by choosing the right food and going for the one that is more acceptable for non-vegans.
You can also share your favorite articles about veganism that you have read before with them so they become familiar with it the same way you did.
Tip: tell them about valid websites and food magazines.
Organize a Vegan Party
You can host an event in your own house and all you have to do is cooking some vegan foods and invite your friends over, it’s really that simple.
By organizing a vegan party, you will definitely take the experience to another level, thanks to memories and time that you will spend at the party.
You can cook vegan foods or vegan foods that are pre-made and available in the stores and don’t forget that the significance of this would be way higher if you do it on World Vegan Day.
Support Vegan Brands
You should also tend to support vegan brands, from the most well-known ones to those brands that are not famous.
It’s not necessarily to support the whole brand, you can also support your favorite product and that omits the branding part but by seeing the bigger picture you mustn’t have the feeling of arrogance or insecurity when all you are trying to do is supporting.
Watch some documentaries about veganism on World Vegan Day and that’s going to feel different.
Here are some solid documentaries related to veganism and vegan diets that I suggest:
- The Game Changers
- Eating Our Way to Extinction
- Land of Hope and Glory
- Forks Over Knives
Tip: suggest them to your friends because those documentaries can change their perspective.
Go on social media and answer people’s questions.
This has nothing to do with controversy.
Your only goal is to answer questions.
Participate in vegan festivals.
Nowadays, there are thousands of festivals out there and all you need to do is finding them.
Going to a vegan festival with a friend is way better than going there by yourself.
Tip: try to go with a friend that isn’t vegan.
Share Vegan Recipe
How you ever shared a recipe?
This might be the start for you.
Try to share the recipe of your vegan meal by breaking it down in different parts so that it’ll be easier to read and keep that in mind that it should be sophisticated.
Tip: take photos and attach them to the recipe.
Tours are great, as simple as that.
All you have to do is going in the nature and the thing that makes the tour vegan is the actions that you do and the mindset of helping the nature and earth with certain actions like collecting trash or even eating all plant-based food.
Challenge people for 30
If you want to take it up a notch, you have to do something try-hard.
You can challenge your non-vegan friends to be vegan for like 30 days or if they can’t or if it’s hard for them they can go for a shorter amount of time.
The point is challenging your friends for something new and making them try something and feel good.
Remember that try-hard challenges require try-hard people.
Go to a local animal charity and lend a helping hand.
You can help them in so many different ways.
You can donate some money, you can help the staff, etc.
You can also really go and visit the animals there and pet them or do something kind like feeding them or even bringing food.
Vegetarian to Vegan
This one’s pretty cool since some people are vegetarians.
This can be a great start even if they try it for one day.
Read a Vegan Article
Read a vegan article written by legit food magazines or websites.
Try Some Vegan Foods
This might sound weird but some people literally haven’t tried 100% vegan food even once.
Going to Vegan Restaurants
Invite your friends to a vegan restaurant and choose different foods from the menu.
This is a real advice:
Although this article is about World Vegan Day and the ways you can celebrate it, you don’t need to limit yourself just by talking and sharing animal related subjects, you can also talk about the world peace and important things that are going on in the world right now by looking at the bigger picture.
If you are not vegan, today can be a great day for starting your own vegan journey.
Believe in the power of veganism and its benefits because a lot of people around the world are vegan and they are feeling great.
And if you are a vegan just be patient and try to answer people’s questions about veganism and you really need to have control over your e motions and that means that you shouldn’t act angry when you are trying to suggest veganism to someone and just remember that you shouldn’t go hard on someone at all.
As a vegan, I can ensure you that you can make a non-vegan really think by just asking them if they are looking for a peaceful world.