World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society. The day was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978 and thus, October 1 is the World Vegetarian Day as well as the annual kick-off of the Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends on November 1, with World Vegan Day. The Vegetarian Awareness Month is also known as the ‘Month of Vegetarian Food’ and ‘Reverence for Life’ month. The objective of World Vegetarian Day is to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. The day raises awareness about ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.