Welcome to my month of holiday celebrations and Happy World Vegan Day!
When a friend originally suggested this idea as something I could do during my year of month-long social experiments we had talked about picking random holidays and matching them up with random days during the month of November. Celebrating Christmas on the 1st, Easter on the 2nd, Bring Your Child To Work Day on the 3rd (no I don’t have a child, and I’m not sure it would be legal to have a child following me while I’m serving pints at the pub, but would be a very amusing blog post), etc.
The more I got to thinking about it, though, and the more this year has developed, I realized the blog is about learning just as much as about my silly experiments. So instead of random holidays, I’m going to celebrate holidays that happen around the world on the actual days of November (yes, there is a holiday for each day). Not only can you follow along with my bizarre escapades, you can also have an excuse to celebrate every day in November.
I’m going to set things up a bit differently this month. Every day I will write about the holiday – history, traditions, etc. Then the following day I will share any fun stories that came from my celebrations of that holiday (and hopefully photos and videos). Therefore, every day (besides today) will have two parts: information about the holiday of the day, and a recap of what I got up to celebrating the day before. If this is confusing, follow along and you’ll see what I mean… I have a feeling this month will once again have some embarrassing moments in it…
Happy World Vegan Day!
It worked out perfect that I can celebrate World Vegan Day the day after I finish my first month ever of being vegan. November 1st marks the start of World Vegan Month, the creation of the term ‘vegan’ and the founding of The Vegan Society in November, 1944. It’s a way for people to celebrate being vegan and get their message out to the public through events around the world (check out The Vegan Society’s list for some of these events).
I wrote yesterday about some of the things I learned about veganism, so I won’t go into too much detail. I do want to mention, however, that although I don’t believe everyone can be vegan (and I won’t be strictly vegan), we should all be aware of the health benefits, the environmental benefits and the animal rights issues that vegans preach. Eating more vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, quinoa, etc. can only be good for our bodies and our planet.
So Happy World Vegan Day!