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Vegan Festival 2019, Denpasar, Bali

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For many reasons, the vegan diet is increasing in popularity. So if you're already a vegan or perhaps just want a little more information on it and where you can get vegan products you're in luck. The annual Vegan Festival is being held in Denpasar towards the end of October.

Vegan Festival 2019, Denpasar, Bali
Picture from the Indonesian Vegan Society as part of the Vegan Festival

Although I'm sure most people are aware; the vegan diet is plant-based foods with no milk, meat or eggs. Vegans also don't use animal products like honey or fur.

I have to say, here in Bali it's easy to have a vegan lifestyle. With plenty of access to fresh fruits, a diverse range of vegetables, with tempeh and tofu sold everywhere. Not to mention the large number of vegan restaurants. Plus standard eateries offer a wide range of vegan options. In fact, Bali is affectionally known as the 'Capital of Veganism' due to the growing number of local and foreign vegans.

Vegan Festival 2019, Denpasar, Bali
Picture from the Indonesian Vegan Society as part of the Vegan Festival

So whether you're motivated due to a concern of animal welfare, want to help the environment or even just improve your own health, the Indonesian Vegan Society (IVS) invite you to join them this October.

The event takes place at a very popular vegan cafe, that is a franchise found all across Indonesia. In fact in Bali, Fortunate Coffee is a friendly hub of vegan activity and a great place to pop into for a meal and also to see what's happening on the vegan front.

Vegan Festival 2019, Denpasar, Bali
Picture from the Indonesian Vegan Society as part of the Vegan Festival

It's really important to note that the event is aimed at welcoming vegans and nonvegans alike. "We wanted to give people interested in veganism a place to find out more." said Doris Poniman, representative from IVS. "There's a large vegan bazaar, activities for children, talk shows and more."

Inspired by the Bali Vegan Festival in Renon last year, IVS, Vegan Society of Indonesia (VSI), Bali Vegans (a vegan community in Bali) and Fortunate Coffee, have worked hard together to make the Indonesian Vegan Festival free to the public.

During the 2-day event some of Indonesia's most iconic vegan stars will be holding presentations. Guest speakers include Dr. Seto Mulyadi, Dr. Drs. Susianto who will be discussing the vegan lifestyle. Together with this there are also talks on the vegan lifestyle for children by Dr. I Nyoman Ari Purwasi. And Dr. Sylvia Irawati will deliver a discussion on vegan nutrition. But as you would expect it's not just about the guest speakers. There are plenty of food stalls and sellers showcasing their vegan products.

Last year I attended with my toddler and we had a wonderful time. And this year will be the same; children will find plenty of fun and games including music, dancing and colouring contests.

Vegan Festival 2019, Denpasar, Bali
Picture from the Indonesian Vegan Society as part of the Vegan Festival

Here's a final note from Doris from the IVS "Everybody is welcome at the event. We hope to help people find out about veganism and the motivations for following the lifestyle".

I'm really hoping to attend again this year as last year the food choices were plentiful and the crowd really welcoming. I highly recommend it. Drop me a note if you're planning to visit.

About Indonesia Vegan Society

IVS (Indonesian Vegan Society) is the non-profit, Indonesian Vegan Organization (NGO), established in Jakarta on August 8, 1998, at that time the Legal Entity was a 'Foundation'. On 15-10-2015, it was changed to a Legal Entity 'Association') IVS has been registered as a member International Vegetarian Union since 1999. At present, IVS has about 120,000 members, registered in 62 IVS Branches throughout Indonesia.
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Why? A free festival for the whole family thats good for the planet, animals and your health
When: 8am until 8pm on both days
Phone: 62 8526 233 1157
Where: Fortunate Coffee Bali, Jalan Gunung Soputan No. 88x, Denpasar, Bali
Cost: FREE
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