World Vegan Day is celebrated annually on the first day of November and marks the beginning of World Vegan Month. It was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society UK to commemorate their 50th anniversary.
Speaking in 2011 Louise said: "We knew the Society had been founded in November 1944, but didn?t know the exact date, so I decided to go for the 1st November. Partly because I liked the idea of this date coinciding with Samhain/Halloween and the Day of the Dead - traditional times for feasting and celebration. Both apt and auspicious"
2013 marks the 69th anniversary of the term 'vegan' and of the establishment of The Vegan Society.