On Saturday, April the 26th at 10:00 am in local time zones, the world will gather to celebrate the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. The event is held each year on the last Saturday of the month of April. It begins in New Zealand, starting at 10:00am in that Time Zone. The celebrations, demonstrations, and friendly gatherings then continue in each Time Zone until the last event in Hawaii 22 hours later!
The global event had originally begun as a celebration to the healing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. In 1999 a group of about 200 participants met at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and began demonstrations of Tai Chi and Qiqong.
Events celebrating World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day in the different cities and communities are generally organized by local schools of Tai Chi or Qiqong. If you wish to organize your own World Tai Chi and Qigong Day event on April 26th or join in an existing event, you can find more information at the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day website.