According to a bunch of crazy people, today is World Vegetarian Day. I’m not sure who came up with this mad idea, but it is extremely misleading. So few people in the world are actually vegetarians that designating a “World Vegetarian Day” is similar to having the World Series of baseball only include teams from North America. Ludicrous.
It’s not like it really matters anyway, the only people that will be celebrating are actual vegetarians, and no one really pays attention to what they’re doing unless they’re half-naked.
In response, though, I’d like to point out the many days which celebrate unvegans. In the USA, Labor Day, Independence Day and Memorial Day are all celebrated with a nice BBQ of glorious meats and Thanksgiving is celebrated with a big fat turkey.
All over the world, dishes associated with countries are filled with meat. Germany has schnitzel, Poland has sausages. Brazil has churrasco and Greece has gyros. Even India, the country with the highest percentage of vegetarians, has chicken curry as one of their signature dishes.
Instead of having a World Vegetarian Day, I think it’s important to recognize that the world is a very unvegan place and celebrate with a World Unvegan Day.
Any ideas for what day it should be?