Sunday, October 12, 2014

Israel To Host World's Largest Vegan Festival


Girl with a fruit basket
On October 13 at Leumi Park in Ramat Gan from noon to 11pm, Israel will host the world's largest vegan festival! Approximately 15,000 people are expected at Vegan Fest, will feature 100 food stalls, top musicians, celebrity guests and a full roster of speakers including Prof. Richard Schwartz, president of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America.

Per the latest statistics, Israel has the largest percentage of vegans per capita in the world, approximately 4% of the population, or about 300,000 people, in addition to 560,000 vegetarians. Previous festivals focusing on veganism and animal rights were a great success.

This year's festival is expected to outshine previous similar festivals, complete with major corporate sponsors like Domino's Pizza, who launched their vegan pizza in Israel.

Israeli reality star Tal Gilboa, who won Israel's 2014 "Big Brother" is vegan and has greatly influenced Israeli viewers to reconsider their eating habits.

Similar vegan festivals in other nations attracted a much smaller number of participants, but Israel is quickly becoming the world's first vegan nation, with vegan menus and vegan options appearing in restaurants all over the country.

The festival will be taking place during Sukkot and will feature a sukkah in the park, along with various kids' activities, free yoga and pilates, and plant powered food samples.

Read more about it here

Off to enjoy a vegan meal of my own, till next time!

J