World Vegetarian Day 2023-2024: Significance, History

Every year, October 1st is observed as World Vegetarian Day all around the globe with the aim to promote different benefits of being a vegetarian and the life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. People celebrate this day by quitting meat for a day at least and see how being a vegetarian affects their life and of others. According to a report only five per cent of people in United States are vegetarian and this calls an urgent need for the day to let people see how being a vegetarian can be beneficial for all.

World Vegetarian Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Vegetarian Day for the next 5 years.

EventDateDay
World Vegetarian Day 2023October 1, 2023Sunday
World Vegetarian Day 2024October 1, 2024Tuesday
World Vegetarian Day 2025October 1, 2025Wednesday
World Vegetarian Day 2026October 1, 2026Thursday
World Vegetarian Day 2027October 1, 2027Friday

World Vegetarian Day 2023 Overview

EventWorld Vegetarian Day 2023
DateOctober 1, 2023
DaySunday
Declared byNorth American Vegetarian Society
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo encourage the bliss and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism

World Vegetarian Day Significance

Vegetarian food is undoubtedly very beneficial for human health and at the same time it is good for the environment as well. Many health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, body weight and others can be controlled by taking a controlled vegetarian diet. And since no killing of animal is involved, it helps in conserving fossil fuel. Small to big, being a vegetarian has its own advantages and therefore it is important to raise awareness and promote vegetarianism. With this purpose, World Vegetarian Day will be observed on October 1, 2023.

Benefits of being a vegetarian

Check out some valuable health benefits of being a vegetarian:

  1. People consuming vegetarian diet can be less likely to suffer from cardiovascular or heart disease.
  2. Maintaining a healthy vegetarian diet regularly may also help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes.
  3. It is shown is studies that vegetarians have lower blood pressures as compared to the meat eating people.
  4. Vegetarians are likely to have lower body mass index (BMI), lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower overall cholesterol.
  5. A plant-based diet causes less harm to the environment than a meat-based diet and is therefore more sustainable.

History of World Vegetarian Day Observation

The observation of World Vegetarian Day was established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 with further promotion from International Vegetarian Union in 1978. The original aim behind observing this day was to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism and bring awareness to the different benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle- ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian.

World Vegetarian Day 2023 Celebration

People all over the globe will celebrate World Vegetarian Day on October 1st, 2023. Normally, people observe the World Vegetarian Day by giving up meat based food product on this day and promoting and communicating the benefits of vegetarianism among others. Even those who are a die-hard fan of meat should try and give up non-vegetarian food for the day and at least see what it looks like to be a vegetarian. Many people who are struggling to convert to vegetarianism, this day provides a perfect opportunity to try veg food on this day and then never go back. Encourage others to join the vegetarian club as well by explaining all the benefits to them.

You can celebrate the day by hosting a little vegetarian theme party and cook some leafy and plant based food for friends and family. If you are in school, college or office, make a vegetarian lunch for the day and share it with your friends and colleagues. If you do not feel like preparing veg food you can go for ready made trays as well. If you are at a re3staurant, this is the time to get that vegetarian dish that you have been thinking of trying over. You can also support a local farmer on the World Vegetarian Day by buying fresh vegetables and fruits at your nearby farmer store or supermarket.

FAQs

When will we celebrate World Vegetarian Day 2023?

October 1, 2023

Is there any holiday observed on the occasion World Vegetarian Day?

No, there is no holiday observed on World Vegetarian Day.

When is Vegetarian Awareness Month observed?

Vegetarian Awareness Month is observed from 1 October and ends before World
Vegan Day, 1 November.

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