WORLD TAI CHI DAY 2017

The 21th century is marked with discoveries of new illnesses.  Is this part of progress?  Or does this only show how mankind has become complacent in their overall health care?  In search of preventive and remedial measures, people try all kinds of healing ranging from latest technological treatments to traditional cultural healing methods.

When is the World Tai Chi Day in 2017?

World Tai Chi Day is on April 29, 2017, a Saturday.

The World Tai Chi Day is always observed worldwide on the last Saturday of April each year.

Origin and History of the World Tai Chi Day:

Its first event in 1998, at Kansas City, Missouri, inspired its global observance effective 1999.  Founded by Bill and Angela Douglas, the authors of a guidebook on Tai Chi, this monumental 1998 event was covered by the CNN Headline News.  The World Tai Chi Day, organized at Overland Park, Kansas, is a part of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.  Consequently, it inspired the creation of the World Healing Day.

Purpose of the World Tai Chi Day:

The World Tai Chi Day promotes Tai Chi, an ancient conventional Chinese Martial Art.  Participated by 80 countries globally, this special day aims to inform the world about recent medical studies confirming the health benefits of Tai Chi.  Education to its increasing usage in business, well-being, education, and correctional and drug therapy, is also done.

The World Tai Chi Day Observance:

City events all over the world are separately organized by their respective Tai Chi enthusiasts, institutions, and groups.  The activities on this day are open to the public crossing geographical restrictions.  It commences at ten in the morning at Samoa having the earliest time zone in the world.  Hawaii, having the last time zone, always ends the event.  All over the globe, free Tai Chi classes and mass exhibitions are conducted.

When is the World Tai Chi Day in 2018?

The World Tai Chi Day is on April 28, 2018, a Saturday.