International Yoga Day, or commonly known as World Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015. Over 180 countries will participate this time, as informed by Prakash Javadekar, Human Resource and Development Minister. This year, embassies will also take part.
Events for International Yoga Day 2017 have already taken off in several countries in the last week. Yoga enthusiasts, dressed in white, performed various asanas at Yoga events held across the world.
Here is a peek at some International Yoga Day 2017 events being held across the world:
International Yoga Day 2017 in France.
Yoga enthusiasts came together in front of the famous Eiffel Tower to perform asanas.
International Yoga Day 2017 in Hungary.
International Yoga Day 2017 in Pakistan
The Indian High Commissioner GautamBambawale led people forward to perform various asanas in Pakistan.
International Yoga Day 2017 in the United States of America.
In Washington, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathered in front the historic National Mall to perform asanas.
International Yoga Day 2017 in China
China has stated that it will have the second largest celebration of the day in the world after India. Numerous big events are being held all over the country including the Great Wall of China.
International Yoga Day 2017 in Singapore.
Many Singapore citizens and national leaders came out on the weekend to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga. Envoys of Cambodia and Israel also joined in the events. About 8,000 people participated in 85 yoga sessions held on Sunday at 70 centers across the city-state.
International Day of Yoga 2017 in Japan.
Japan will be celebrating its third year International Yoga Day. It is also the only country to set up a Parliamentary League for the promotion of Yoga, which was established during the visit of Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Japan in April 2017.
Here are some videos of people celebrating International Yoga Day:
Video Credit: Times Of India
Video Credit: Euro News.
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