International Yoga Day is being celebrated on June 21. On this day everyone talks about the benefits associated with yoga and shares photos while doing yoga.
Also, the message is about how Yoga is essential for keeping our body healthy and fit. Additionally, Yoga Day special messages are also shared with each other. This year’s Yoga Day theme is Climate Action. Let it be said, June 21 is the biggest day of the year and on this day World Music Day is also celebrated.
When is Yoga Day celebrated?
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21st worldwide. After PM Modi’s suggestion, the United Nations declared a 21 June as a celebration of the International Yoga Day and gave a mantra to keep the whole world healthy.
How did Yoga Day start?
In many countries around the world, people do yoga to stay healthy. But the International Yoga Day started with the initiative of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate Yoga Day on September 27, 2014, around the world. The United Nations General Assembly had announced its event within just three months after the proposal arrived.
The General Assembly announced on 11 December 2014 that 21st day of June will be celebrated as Yoga Day in the world. After which people from all over the world celebrate 21 June every year as International Yoga Day.
Why is Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?
There is also a special reason for opting for the International Yoga Day on June 21. Actually, this day is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, which can also be called Summer Sankranthi. From the perspective of Indian culture, after the summer solstice, the sun turns southward and the sun’s Dakshinayan time is very beneficial in achieving spiritual accomplishments. That is why the 21st day of June was set to celebrate International Yoga Day.
India had made the first international Yoga Day record
On June 21, 2015, the first International Yoga Day was celebrated, in which over 35 thousand people and representatives from 84 countries under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made 21 postures of yoga on Delhi’s Rajpath. This ceremony received two Guinness Records The first record is 35,985 people with the biggest yoga class and the second record is to participate in this event by the people of 84 countries.