World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism."
- Date: October 01 2020
- Also Called:
- Significance: First day of Vegetarian Awareness Month (month of October)
- Celebrations: Local, regional, and national groups organize events to promote the desirability and benefits of vegetarian practices.
- Observed By: Vegetarians across the planet
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