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International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga 2021, 2022 and 2023

The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21 June 2015, after passing the UN General Assembly in 2014 to become an official UN observance.

YearDateDayHoliday
202121 JunMonInternational Day of Yoga
202221 JunTueInternational Day of Yoga
202321 JunWedInternational Day of Yoga
202421 JunFriInternational Day of Yoga
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The idea of a world yoga day was promoted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested the date chosen be the longest day of the year, at least, in the Northern Hemisphere.

Yoga derives from Hindu and Eastern religious practices as a form of meditation and exercise meant to unite mind and body. However, it has spread all over the world even among those not following Eastern religions. Yoga has become very popular, and it was made a UN observance to promote “health, harmony, and peace”.

Around the time of International Day of Yoga, there is public promotion of Yoga and education about Yoga in national media, as well as special Yoga events in some countries stressing its benefits.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202021 JunSunInternational Day of Yoga
201921 JunFriInternational Day of Yoga
201821 JunThuInternational Day of Yoga
201721 JunWedInternational Day of Yoga