National Vegetarian Awareness Month - October
Sun, Oct 1, 2023

National Vegetarian Awareness Month

International Vegan Cuisine Month is dedicated to people who follow vegan diets. Vegans abstain from eating all animal products and are vocal about their lifestyle. They may have different reasons for doing so, such as health problems or other beliefs. The number of vegetarians is growing every year.


International Vegan Cuisine Month was created to give the public reliable information about the vegan movement, its research and benefits. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a balanced vegan diet is a great gift for the body, bringing health and avoiding dangerous diseases. The first mention of vegetarianism dates back to the fourth century BC. Scientists are still debating on the origins of vegetarianism, but some believe it originated in Asia and then spread to the Western world.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • Vegans come in different varieties – some only eat fruits or vegetables, while others may abstain from eggs and dairy products, or only red meat, while still eating chicken and fish.
  • Vegan diets help the body to burn 16% more calories, making them popular among those looking to achieve a healthy weight.
  • The Chinese book The China Study suggests that meat-eaters have a higher mortality rate, based on a 20-year study.

How to take part

In the USA, there are many organizations that provide classes and workshops on vegan cooking, research, and benefits. There are also similar organizations in other countries. Look out for upcoming events and visit out of curiosity. If you are part of a large community, educate others about the benefits of a vegan diet. Host a vegan food party to prove that vegan dishes can be delicious! Invite your friends and family to join the fun.

When is National Vegetarian Awareness Month in 2023?

National Vegetarian Awareness Month is observed on October 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026

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