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World Vegetarian Month

October is World Vegetarian Month, the celebration of all things vegetarian!

World Vegetarian Day 1st October

Starting with World Vegetarian Day on 1st October, ending with World Vegan Day on 1st November and encompassing World Animal Day on 4th October.

Whether you plan your own vegetarian dinner parties, or join in an arranged picnic or outing, you make a difference by showing your support for the day and by including non-vegetarians in your celebrations.

Let us know if you’re having an event, and we’ll list it here for you.

World Vegetarian Month Poster
Pop this poster up on your local, work or school noticeboard, or inside your car window.  Let as many people know about this month of compassion as you can.

World Vegetarian Month Events

Nationwide there are events happening during this month.  See our Events calendar for more information.


Whangarei Vegan Expo
Sunday 25th November

Auckland – NZ Vegetarian Society’s 75th Anniversary Events

20-21 October
75th Anniversary Dinner, Cafe Crawl and Movie & Munch family night.


Vegan Expo – sponsored by the NZ Vegetarian Society
Sunday 28th October

Christchurch’s Vegan Food and Lifestyle Expo. Enjoy great vegan food, watch top veggie chefs display their cooking secrets, learn about vegan living and enjoy celebrating cruelty-free pro-planet living with Christchurch’s vegetarian community. Whether you are vegetarian or not, you will love the variety of foods and entertainment on offer.

Eat Kind for October Challenge

Take the challenge and go veg during October.