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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

When is International Yoga Day in 2020?

International Yoga Day in 2020 is on the Sunday, 21st of Jun (6/21/2020).

International Yoga Day is on the 173nd day of 2020. There are 193 days left in the year.

International Yoga Day Facts

  • Date: Jun 21, 2020
  • International
  • Also Called: Yoga Day, World Yoga Day
  • Celebrations: Yoga, Meditation, Cultural programs
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"Yoga, 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."
--Narendra Modi

June 21St has been declared as the "International Yoga Day" by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. The declaration came after the call for adoption of this day by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that evolved over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines, aims to transform human body and mind. It is a science that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, a greater sense of awareness and higher consciousness. So, Yoga is an ascetic discipline which is practiced for good health and relaxation.

Some people think Yoga is only a physical exercise. No, it's not true. Yoga is a science, it is a systematic process which gradually dissolve all the illusions of mind so that the mind becomes a dynamic center of direct perceptions. Through this practice one can understand and experience the supreme Truth that God is within us. So we shall have to offer something spiritual to our mind and soul and if we stop giving, it will revolt. This ancient spiritual science offers a calmer, happier and more fulfilled life for a person.

It is said in the Bible; "Be still and know that I am God." In these few words lies the key to science of Yoga.

Yoga offers many different practices that lead towards this goal;

Hatha Yoga: A system of different physical exercises, whose higher purpose is to purify the body as they believe that our soul is a part of Almighty God . So the body should be treated as a temple, where the God live.

Karma Yoga: Path of blissful actions without any desire of the results. Perform all actions with the honesty and sincerity. This path brings the awareness that "God is the Doer of everything" and we all are moving in this cosmos, with our certain goals. So welcome whatever comes and let go whatever goes without any attachments.

Mantra Yoga: Centering the consciousness through the chanting of certain sounds, representing a particular aspect of spirit.

Bhakti Yoga: Path of devotional bliss through which we understand and experience the truth that we all are equal and a part of God. So love the divinity in everyone and everything.

Gyana Yoga: Path of wisdom offers the application of discriminative intelligence to achieve spiritual liberation.

Raja Yoga: The supreme path of yoga, brings the power of mind control and gives the knowledge to understand that God is always there to hold our hands and walk with us. So feel him and experience the truth what we really are.

Regular practice of these disciplines, help us to transcend the physical and mental limitations and come to the easeful state of mind of being true itself. It is a complete essence of the way of happy and healthy life. This ancient science offers a direct means of stilling the natural turbulence of thoughts and restlessness of body that prevent us from knowing what we really are.

Now a days yoga has become very popular as a system of physical exercise all over the world. It is a popular activity among athletes, children and seniors too. Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases strength and flexibility. Yoga energizes our bodies and calms our minds. So let us add Yoga in our lives and stay healthy.

Author: Dr. Nidhi Jindal

International Yoga Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jun 21, 2015
  • Tue
  • Jun 21, 2016
  • Wed
  • Jun 21, 2017
  • Thu
  • Jun 21, 2018
  • Fri
  • Jun 21, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01Global Family Day
FridayFriJan 04, 2019Jan 04World Braille Day
FridayFriJan 11, 2019Jan 11International Thank-You Day
WednesdayWedJan 30, 2019Jan 30World Leprosy Day
TuesdayTueFeb 12, 2019Feb 12Darwin Day
ThursdayThuFeb 21, 2019Feb 21International Mother Language Day
FridayFriFeb 22, 2019Feb 22World Thinking Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2019Mar 01International Day of the Seal
FridayFriMar 08, 2019Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 15, 2019Mar 15Red Nose Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20World Frog Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22World Water Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2019Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SundaySunMar 24, 2019Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2019Mar 30Earth Hour
TuesdayTueApr 02, 2019Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2019Apr 07World Health Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2019Apr 12Yuri's Night
WednesdayWedApr 17, 2019Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Earth Day
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23World Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Penguin Day
FridayFriMay 03, 2019May 03World Press Freedom Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05International Midwives Day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08World Red Cross Day
FridayFriMay 10, 2019May 10World Lupus Day
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12International Nurses Day
MondayMonMay 13, 2019May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
WednesdayWedMay 15, 2019May 15International Day of Families
SaturdaySatMay 18, 2019May 18International Museum Day
TuesdayTueMay 21, 2019May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 22, 2019May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
ThursdayThuMay 23, 2019May 23World Turtle Day
FridayFriMay 24, 2019May 24World Schizophrenia Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Towel Day
FridayFriMay 31, 2019May 31World No-Tobacco Day
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03World Bicycle Day
WednesdayWedJun 05, 2019Jun 05World Environment Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2019Jun 08World Ocean Day
FridayFriJun 14, 2019Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16International Day of the African Child
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20World Refugee Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2019Jun 21International Yoga Day
WednesdayWedJun 26, 2019Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
ThursdayThuJul 11, 2019Jul 11World Population Day
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16World Snake Day
SundaySunJul 28, 2019Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2019Aug 04International Friendship Day
ThursdayThuAug 08, 2019Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
SaturdaySatAug 10, 2019Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
MondayMonAug 12, 2019Aug 12International Youth Day
TuesdayTueAug 13, 2019Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
WednesdayWedAug 14, 2019Aug 14World Lizard Day
FridayFriAug 23, 2019Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SundaySunSep 08, 2019Sep 08International Literacy Day
FridayFriSep 13, 2019Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15Software Freedom Day
MondayMonSep 16, 2019Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
ThursdayThuSep 19, 2019Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
SaturdaySatSep 21, 2019Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SundaySunSep 22, 2019Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Inventors Day
TuesdayTueOct 01, 2019Oct 01International Music Day
WednesdayWedOct 02, 2019Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2019Oct 03World Temperance Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2019Oct 04World Animal Day
SaturdaySatOct 05, 2019Oct 05World Teacher's Day
ThursdayThuOct 10, 2019Oct 10World Mental Health Day
WednesdayWedOct 16, 2019Oct 16World Food Day
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
ThursdayThuOct 24, 2019Oct 24United Nations Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29International Internet Day
FridayFriNov 08, 2019Nov 08World Town Planning Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Philosophy Day
SaturdaySatNov 16, 2019Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
TuesdayTueNov 19, 2019Nov 19World Toilet Day
ThursdayThuNov 21, 2019Nov 21World Television Day
MondayMonNov 25, 2019Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01World Aids Day
MondayMonDec 02, 2019Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
ThursdayThuDec 05, 2019Dec 05International Volunteers Day
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2019Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
TuesdayTueDec 10, 2019Dec 10Human Rights Day