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Start the new year off with a healthy and compassionate start by participating in Veganuary on January 1! This annual event began in 2014 as a way to encourage people to try a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. It has since grown into a global movement with thousands of participants from all over the world pledging to give up animal products for the entire month. Whether you're already vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, Veganuary is a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and learn about the benefits of a cruelty-free lifestyle. So why not join in and make a positive impact on your health, the environment, and animal welfare?

History of Veganuary

Veganuary Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1944</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Veganism</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "vegan" and the beginnings of the vegan movement were established by Donald Watson in the UK.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Meatless Monday Kickoff</div><div class='timeline-text'>The global "Meatless Monday" movement started, which encouraged people to eliminate meat from their diet one day a week.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Veganuary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Veganuary was started by a UK non-profit to inspire people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increasing Participants</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 2017, participation in Veganuary had doubled each year since its inception.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Impact</div><div class='timeline-text'>Over a quarter of a million people signed up to take part in Veganuary across 190 countries, demonstrating its global reach.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Veganuary Mainstream Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major food chains like KFC, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut released vegan menus for Veganuary, further increasing its mainstream recognition.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Veganuary

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new vegan recipe every day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to cook at least one new vegan recipe every day during Veganuary. This is a fun way to explore new ingredients and get creative in the kitchen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a vegan cooking class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for a vegan cooking class to learn new techniques and recipes. This is a great way to expand your culinary skills and meet other like-minded individuals.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a vegan potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a vegan potluck where everyone brings a dish to share. This is a fun and delicious way to introduce others to the joys of plant-based eating.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Join a vegan challenge or support group</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Join an online vegan challenge or support group to connect with others who are also participating in Veganuary. This is a great way to share tips, recipes, and encouragement throughout the month.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local farm sanctuary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local farm sanctuary to learn about and connect with rescued animals. This is a great way to deepen your understanding of the ethical and compassionate reasons behind veganism.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Veganuary

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a great opportunity to try new foods</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Veganuary encourages people to explore plant-based options and incorporate more fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into their diet. This is a fantastic chance to discover new recipes and expand your culinary horizons!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's better for the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the main reasons people participate in Veganuary is to reduce their environmental impact. A plant-based diet has been shown to have a lower carbon footprint and use less resources than a diet heavy in animal products.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can improve your health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people report feeling healthier after trying a vegan diet for a month. Plant-based foods are typically lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.</p></div></div>

5 Veganuary Facts for a Healthier You

Veganuary FAQs

When is Veganuary?

Veganuary is celebrated on January 1 every year. In 2024, Veganuary will occur on a Monday.

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