All across the globe at 10:00 am local time on April 30th, of people from more than 80 countries will celebrate the practice Tai Chi and qigong.
They will gather in small and large groups, and from large cities to small towns. The celebrations will first begin in Fiji, at 10:00 am their local time. From there, the event will move west through countries such as Australia, Japan, China, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and will finally end at 10:00 am local time in the Hawaiian Islands 22 hours later.
The World Tai Chi and Qigong Day event first started in 1999, when Bill Douglas organized an event to celebrate the healing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. He organized a group of about 200 participants to demonstrate the arts on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, in the United States.
Events celebrating the World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day are usually organized by local groups and schools of Tai Chi or Qiqong. To join an existing World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day event, you can visit the official World Tai Chi and Qigong Day website to find more information on where the local events may be held.