Today is a day unlike any other. Compltoday’s duty and always fight today’s temptation. Never weaken or distract yourself by looking forward to things you cannot see and could not understand if you saw them. You can celebrate today by reading your favorite author’s book and also by taking care of your health by going Vegan and keeping fit and healthy.
Let us read below why today is crucial for all of us!
World Vegan Day
Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1 around the world to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society. So the term “Vegan” is coined for it. The Vegan Society was established in November of 1944; however, the exact date was unknown. The President of the Vegan Society elected the date of November 1 as World Vegan Day. It is now recognized as the date the Vegan Society was founded and observed.
The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson and is derived from the word “Vegetarian.” At that time, Vegans did not consume dairy products. Later this extended to eggs. However, veganism is now a movement of people who did not partake in the exploitation of animals.
How to Celebrate?
Each year vegan societies celebrate several festivals and exhibitions around the world. Besides, there are many local events and cooking demonstrations organized by various people. Activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees happen today. However, Vegan Day is an excellent opportunity to promote the advantages of a vegan diet and veganism in general.
National Author’s Day
Every year on November 1, the world celebrates their favorite authors and the books they write on National Author’s Day. However, books indeed have a mind of their own. They take time to develop, research, draft, revise, and rewrite. Whether we prefer fiction or non-fiction, authors have been telling stories to fill our heads for thousands of years.
Authors keep a record of history, convey it through their stories, and mark time through their observations. Their tales create remarkable memories of a place and event in their bindings. Their books allow us to keep coming back to visit again and again.
In 1928, the President of the Illinois Women’s Club, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, came up with the idea of celebrating American authors. McPherson was actually a teacher and an avid reader throughout her life. However, at the time when she was recuperating in the hospital during World War I, she wrote a heart-touching fan letter to fiction writer Irving Bacheller. She told him how much she really enjoyed reading his story “Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin.”
McPherson showed her appreciation by giving an idea for a National Author’s Day to the Women’s Clubs General Federation. In May of 1929, the club endorsed a resolution for National Author’s Day, which honored American writers. However, The United States Department of Commerce recognized her idea of commencing this day 20 years later in 1949.
How to Celebrate?
People usually celebrate this day by purchasing some books by their favorite author to support them. You can also share your favorite novels online while encouraging an aspiring author. Also, people often use #NationalAuthorsDay to post on social media.
Reference Source: daysoftheyear.com