Veganuary Month

Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to eliminate animal products from their diet may want to observe January as Veganuary. This is a month during which people who are vegan celebrate their lifestyle, and those who are interested in this type of lifestyle can learn more about it.

Although most people would consider veganism merely a dietary choice, many vegans will say that it’s more than that and is more akin to a lifestyle. After all, in modern society, it can be difficult to remove animal products from your life completely unless you’re willing to make some drastic changes.

Of course, a person can always ease into it by making small changes every single day of this month instead of jumping in with both feet. Regardless of how a person observes this month, it’s sure to be a journey.

The History of Veganuary

This holiday was created in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Jane Land and Matthew Glover, two individuals who wanted to create a holiday dedicated to veganism. This holiday has since been observed all across the UK and the world as more and more people are deciding to take the leap and live a vegan lifestyle.

Some Quick Facts About Veganism

Below are some quick facts about veganism that we’d like to share with everyone. We think that the following facts will prove quite interesting to anyone interested in veganism and Veganuary. Let’s take a look before we continue on.

  • Veganism is a dietary practice that has been around for over 2,000 years.
  • Eating a vegan diet can reduce a person’s carbon footprint by almost 75%.
  • Every vegan in the world ends up saving hundreds of animals per year.
  • Veganism also helps slow down climate change.
  • Veganism reduces a person’s risk of heart disease.
  • A person doesn’t need to be completely vegan to make a significant impact on their own health and the health of the planet.

Observing Veganuary

How a person decides to observe this month is very personal. People who are already vegans are going to want to observe this holiday to celebrate their lifestyle and spread the word about it.

People who are on the fence about veganism may use this month to learn more about it or learn how to slowly transition into a vegan lifestyle. And people can also observe this month by using the hashtag #Veganuary to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
January 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
January 1 Sunday
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