World Tai Chi Day

World Tai Chi and Qigong day was started by Bill Douglas, a Tai Chi instructor, and is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of April in 8 countries around the world. It began in 1999 with the goal of promoting Tai Chi and Qigong and the health benefits of these arts and also “to send out intentions of peace, harmony and healing.”

The “Wave of Tai Chi” begins in Samoa, which is the earliest time zone, at 10 am and ends in Hawaii, the latest time zones. The day is marked with mass Tai Chi demonstrations, often in public spaces, as well as free classes.

Senates, legislatures and mayors across the country and the world have officially proclaimed World Tai Chi and Qigong in their jurisdictions. You can find out where by clicking the following link:

Next year in April, look for free World Tai Chi and Qigong events and celebrations to attend. Until then, here are some pictures of the 2015 events (courtesy of




World Tai Chi Qigong Day, celebrated worldwide


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