Recently, vegetarian diets have experienced an increase in popularity.
Some of the other dates within Vegetarian Awareness Month have their own logos, or a series of logo representations, if they are sponsored in part or totally by identifiable organizations.
World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1.
It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
Directed by Mark Kirkland, "Lisa the Vegetarian" is the first full-length episode David S. David Mirkin, the show runner at the time, supported the episode in part because he had just become a vegetarian himself.
Former Beatle Paul Mc Cartney and his then wife Linda Mc Cartney guest star in the episode.