It's World Vegan Day today and it's the start of World Vegan Month. The annual event is celebrated across the month of November by vegans around the world as they encourage non-vegans to abstain from eating animal products to show support and celebrate animal rights.
The Day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society, to commemorate its 50th anniversary and in 2014 the 70th anniversary of the term 'vegan'.
The 'World Vegan Society' which also celebrated its 70th anniversary last year, asks people to 'take the pledge' to investigate and learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and vegan living.
Taking the 30 day vegan pledge is simple, all you need to do is sign up on the Vegan Society site, and you’ll receive advice on all aspects of a vegan diet - including lots of healthy, easy and unusual vegan recipes to try out, from The Vegan Society.
According to the society, The Vegan Pledge has helped over a thousand people go vegan and stay vegan with its regularly updated tips and support. If you would like to get involved with this great annual celebration of veganism, follow this link.
If you're planning on going vegan we have a wide range of vegan dishes, sides, sauces, nibbles and banquets available in our online store. Stock up now for World Vegan Month by clicking here.