Israel to host worlds largest vegan festival.

Israel to host worlds largest vegan festival

Israel to host worlds largest vegan festival. 

Israel will host the world’s largest vegan festival, October 13 at Park Leumi in Ramat Gan from noon to 11pm. Some 15,000 ticket-holders are expected at Vegan Fest, (www.vegan-fest.com) which 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.

This may surprise anyone who knows how much Israelis prize their lamb and turkey shawarma and their chicken schnitzel.

But according to the latest statistics, Israel has the largest percentage of vegans per capita in the world – nearly four percent of the population, or about 300,000 — in addition to about 560,000 vegetarians. (Vegans consume no animal products at all, while vegetarians may eat dairy, eggs and other animal-derived foods.)

Omri Paz, 32, founder of VeganFriendly, organized Israel’s first Festival for Animals and meat-free Independence Day barbecue last year. These were deemed a great success – about 10,000 people came to the animal festival, which focused on veganism.

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