Where is World Vegetarian Day?
When is World Vegetarian Day?
Thursday 1st October 2020
Who started World Vegetarian Day?
In contrast to many of the other curious World Days gathered here, in the case of World Vegetarian Day there are very specific information about its origins.
As already indicated at the beginning, the initiative for World Vegetarian Day goes back to the North American Vegetarian Society and the year 1977. Specifically, this proposal was submitted at the World Vegetarian Congress in Scotland in 1977 and finally taken up in 1978 by the International Vegetarian Union (see also the list of further links below).
Why does World Vegetarian Day fall on October 1st?
Even if in the course of researching for this post I was unfortunately unable to find out why they chose today’s October 1st as the date, there is at least a rudimentary explanation.
Because with the world today-Vegetarian Day starts at the same time, the global Vegetarian Awareness Month (dt. Mutatis mutandis awareness of vegetarian-month) which extends over the whole of October and finally to the World Vegan Day (Engl. World Vegan Day) on November 1 ends .
An integral part of this month of action – especially in many European countries – is also the so-called International Vegetarian Week (IVW), which also includes a whole series of days of action that relate to vegetarianism. Examples include the World Tofu Day (alternatively also: International Tofu Day) on July 26th and World Animal Day on October 4th.
In this respect, the date of the first October is more likely to be seen as a recommendation or guide date. After all, you theoretically have a whole month for your own edition of this Veggie Day. 😉
What is celebrated on international Vegetarian Day?
Attentive readers of the present collection of curious world days should already be able to imagine what this international vegetarian day is all about. Specifically, today’s event was brought into being in order to bring the advantages and positive aspects of a vegetarian way of life even more to public awareness. The focus here is not only on health and ethical, but above all ecological aspects.
Well, nutrition is always such a thing and unfortunately many vegetarians and vegans still tend to proselytize or a moral index finger, which doesn’t really have to be in view of the available arguments.
In this respect, today’s World Vegetarian Day also offers a good opportunity to go without meat and / or fish for at least one day. And who can do with it so not, for / offering with the committed also today World Music Day , the (International Music Day Engl.) International Coffee Day (Engl. International Coffee Day) and Coffee Day in Germany and the US day of the CD player (engl. National day CD) at least four other calendrical alternatives.
Also Today: International Day for Older Persons
The North American Vegetarian Society has a few great ideas:
- Invite friends and family for a vegetarian feast
- Ask the trusted bookstore or even the local library to place vegetarian cookbooks prominently
- Suggest to the cooks in the canteen or canteen that they offer vegetarian meals
- There are even more suggestions on the website of World Vegetarian Day
In this sense: Bon appetit and a great World Vegetarian Day to all of you. No matter where in the world you are celebrating this occasion. 🙂
World Vegetarian Day Quotes
“Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”― George Bernard Shaw
Vegetarians are the most rational ones because they always consume balanced diet
“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”― Paul McCartney
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”― Leo Tolstoy
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”― Albert Schweitzer
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”― Paul McCartney
Green leafy vegetables has its own benefits and it can never be undone
“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”― Leonardo da Vinci
“Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.”― Franz Kafka
“Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.”― Russell Brand
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”― Thomas A. Edison
“Not responding is a response – we are equally responsible for what we don’t do.”― Jonathan Safran Foer
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”― Albert Einstein
“By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.”
“People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”― Isaac Bashevis Singer
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”
“Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I’ve discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory– disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”
“You’re thinking I’m one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I’m not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.”― Scott Adams
“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”― Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”― Albert Schweitzer
“I can’t count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me.)”― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
“I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends – the fear, the terror, the pain – and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.”― Rai Aren
“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.”― Harvey Diamond