World Plant Milk Day - August 22
Tue, Aug 22, 2023

World Plant Milk Day

World Plant Milk Day is celebrated every year on August 22nd. This holiday aims to raise awareness about delicious and healthy vegan products, and is particularly relevant for those who suffer from lactose and casein intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, and people who believe in fasting. Plant-based milk is a great alternative as it contains many beneficial substances for the body and can completely replace dairy products in a diet.


World Plant Milk Day was celebrated for the first time in 2017, by the initiative of Robbie Lockey, co-founder of Plant Based News, an online publication that covers sustainable products and smart consumption. In 2018, thanks to the joint efforts of Plant Based News and the international organization ProVeg, millions of people around the world became interested in the holiday and the topic of moving away from animal milk, and discovering the wide range of alternatives.

Interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts about plant milk:

  1. By drinking plant milk, we are also caring for the environment. Livestock is a leading driver of climate change, producing more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation combined. Switching to plant-based milk is an easy way to significantly reduce our impact on the planet.
  2. Different types of plant milk are made from cereals (oats, buckwheat, barley, wheat, rice), legumes (soybeans), nuts (coconut, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, cedar), seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, poppy, flax).
  3. Coconut milk is the most popular, followed by soy, almond, oat and cedar.
  4. Plant-based milk is typically low in calories and does not contain bad cholesterol.

How to take part

To participate in World Plant Milk Day, you can try different types of plant-based milk, have a tasting party with your friends and family, and choose the best option for you. You can also learn how to make plant-based milk at home with a blender. It’s easy and fun! this day is a great opportunity to try new alternatives to dairy and also to be aware of the benefits to our health and the environment.

When is World Plant Milk Day celebrated in 2023?

World Plant Milk Day is observed on August 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 22 2023
Thursday August 22 2024
Friday August 22 2025
Saturday August 22 2026