On December 11th, 2014 the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition . It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature”.
For further information please see idayofyoga.org or for a detailed listing of countrywide events celebrating this momentous day please see our events page.