International Yoga Day

  • 21 June
  • Every year
  • Started in 2015
  • Celebrated to spread awareness about practicing yoga
  • In December 2014, UNGA had unanimously adopted India-led resolution to observe 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’
  • Theme for 2018 : Yoga for Peace - International Yoga Day


  • Why 21 June?
    • 21st June was selected because it represents summer solstice (one of the two solstices) and it is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere which has special significance in many parts of the world

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