November: The World Vegan Month

After the success of the Eastbourne Vegan Festival earlier this year, Lewes will be holding its own festival on the 14th of November. Lewes Vegan Festival will feature informative exhibitions, a recognised speaker and, of course, plenty of delicious vegan food.

Click here to watch a recap of Eastbourne Vegan Fest earlier this year

Cities across the UK such as Bath, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blackburn, FarGo (Coventry) and Peterborough will be hosting a day showcasing fair trade, hand-made vegan products and food. All these markets will be free entry excluding three-pound entry for Bath.

The Vegan Month was first celebrated in 1944 when a group of friends felt the importance of not eating any products deriving from animals. Since then, in the UK alone, there are over 600,000 vegans, of which 42% turned vegan in 2018 according to a survey by The Vegan Society and The Food & You survey. 

According to Google search, veganism now gets three times more interest than vegetarian and gluten-free searches. Australia tops the board with popularity, but the UK are a close second. We are approaching Christmas, which is where, like clockwork, veganism as a google search term spikes every year.

Fares, markets, and talks have been organised across the world NYC’s first-ever vegan Christmas market and the“Fabulous Festive Fair” hosted by The Two Vegans, two young women whose podcasts about the vegan movement has reached an international audience.

Sub-edited by Natacha Andueza

Images by The Vegan Society

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