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Highlights of World Vegan Day 2017

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This year’s World Vegan Day celebration was bigger than ever!
Graphic: Bella M./Vegan Gazette

November 1 was World Vegan Day and this year the celebration just got bigger! Here are the highlights from World Vegan Day 2017:

1. HoodLamb x PETA Collaboration

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) collaborated with Amsterdam-based HoodLamb by Hemp Tailors to bring the company’s hemp-based outerwear to the United States.

This collaboration aims to show that fashion can be 100% cruelty-free and in honour of World Vegan Day, HoodLamb will be donating a percentage of their sales to PETA until November 8 to help bring an end to animal torture in the fashion industry. PETA supporters can get an extra 5% discount by typing in “PETA” while purchasing their items.

You can participate in the collaboration’s cruelty-free fashion movement at #hoodlamb.

2. Twitter Celebration

Many people were engaging in World Vegan Day on Twitter. While some people have been vegan for a few weeks and other for five years, vegans pretty much summed up what being vegan is like in a few posts.

3. Canada Celebrates World Vegan Day

The government of Canada took the opportunity to wish a happy World Vegan Day on Twitter. They suggested trying plant-based meals at restaurants around Canada’s coasts.

4. Restaurants Go Crazy in Edinburgh

Eateries in Edinburgh featured special meals and deals for World Vegan Day.
Photo: Pixabay/Kamyq

If you’re going to travel to the U.K. as a vegan, you need to spend a good few days in Edinburgh. They have many vegan restaurants all around the city and a few big events throughout the year. Edinburgh is arguably the second most vegan-friendly city in the U.K. after London.

For World Vegan Day, many restaurants around Edinburgh celebrated with special meals and deals. Joseph Pearce’s prepared a special plant-based three-course meal; The Herbivore Kitchen offered 2-for-1 pancakes all day; Harmonium Bar and Kitchen featured some of their favourite menu items for only £5; and Hendersons featured an all-vegan salad menu, in addition to a 2-for-1 deal.

5. Metro’s Top Vegan European Destinations

Germany was first on their list.
Photo: Cafe Vux

Metro.co.uk celebrated World Vegan Day by featuring the top European travel destinations for vegans. Here are their picks: Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, and France. One thing: England wouldn’t have been a bad addition to their list…

Our list highlights some of the best things that happened this year on World Vegan Day. Many vegans and celebrities from all around the world contributed to the celebration in their own way, but the best way to participate with them on World Vegan Day is to #GoVegan!

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