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World Vegetarian Day


About World Vegetarian Day

When is World Vegetarian Day? This holiday is always observed on October 1

World Vegetarian Day is an October 1 holiday. It encourages us all to eat our vegetables and fruits. Countless studies have proven that a diet filled with fruits and vegetables is good for our health. Vegetarians have taken this path either for their health, or from a conviction that they should not eat, and therefore, kill animals.

A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, that a vegetarian eats no animal. Their diet consists of plants….fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food.  They are also against the poor treatment of animals at farms ad slaughterhouses.

There are plenty of groups and organizations that support this effort. If you are considering becoming a vegetarian, a quick web search or a lookup in your local phone directory should produce a group near you. While you are online, check out the wide range of sites offering vegetarian recipes.  

This day is used to promote awareness of the issues and encourages others to become vegetarians. Seeing as fruits and vegetables are very healthy for you, World Vegetarian Day is a good day to try a vegetarian diet. You might just be surprised at how good it tastes, too.

Tip: If you’re not quite ready to become a full-fledged vegetarian, alter your diet in this direction. It might be easier to become one over a period of time, versus all at once. 

Homemade Garden recipes – Make your own vegetarian treats today.

Vegetarian versus Vegan

People are often confused between the definition of a Vegetarian versus a Vegan. A Vegetarian does not eat the meat or flesh of an animal. This includes seafood.  Vegans do not eat any part of an animal or creature of the sea. Therefore, a Vegetarian can eat things like milk, cheese, eggs, and caviar A vegan cannot eat these items. As an example, a Vegan can’t eat a cake made with milk from a cow. However, they can consume a cake that is made with soy milk or almond milk.  

How to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

  • Eat only fruits and vegetables today.
  • Treat all animals with respect.
  • Support animal rights organizations.
  •  Become a vegetarian or move your diet in this direction.

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“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” – – Bernard Barusch


History and Origin of World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day was first observed in 1977. One can easily speculate as to why this holiday was created. However, we have not yet identified the originator of this special day.

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More October 1 Holidays

Here are more October 1 holidays for you to celebrate and enjoy:

International Coffee Day

An International Day for the Elderly

National Homemade Cookies Day

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