When is International Day of Yoga 2016?

International Day of Yoga 2016 started on Tuesday 21st Jun, 2016 (21/06/2016) 1503 days ago

What is International Day of Yoga?

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga is celebrated yearly on 21 June since its commencement in 2015. A global day for yoga was announced consistently by the United Nations General Assembly. Yoga is a physical, mental and otherworldly practice began in India.

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj' which means to join or unite. The union referred to is that of the individual self-uniting with the cosmic consciousness or the universal spirit. Yoga is believed to have evolved during the period of the 'Sat Yuga', also called the Golden age. It was not until the discovery of the Indus- valley civilization, the largest civilization: that the knowledge about the origin of Yoga surfaced. One of the earliest expositions on Yoga was written by the Indian sage Patanjali. His work, known today as "Patanjali's Yoga Sutras" is widely available on the internet.

Dates for International Day of Yoga from 2015 to 2024

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International Day of Yoga 2024FridayJun 21st in 1418 days
International Day of Yoga 2023WednesdayJun 21st in 1052 days
International Day of Yoga 2022TuesdayJun 21st in 687 days
International Day of Yoga 2021MondayJun 21st in 322 days
International Day of Yoga 2020SundayJun 21st 42 days ago
International Day of Yoga 2019FridayJun 21st 408 days ago
International Day of Yoga 2018ThursdayJun 21st 773 days ago
International Day of Yoga 2017WednesdayJun 21st 1138 days ago
International Day of Yoga 2016TuesdayJun 21st 1503 days ago
International Day of Yoga 2015SundayJun 21st 1869 days ago
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Start DateJun 21, 2016
When? Ended 1503 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Other Days

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