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Yoga Day Celebration in India

Yoga Day Celebration in India: India is the country where yoga originated. It is a valuable gift from ancient India to the world. The World celebrates International Day of Yoga on June 21st every year. Millions of people all over the world adopting this ancient practice. India’s colorful fabric comes alive as it presents a variety of fascinating events, workshops, and meetings that encourage physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. We are here to know about the Yoga Day celebration in India in the past years.

Yoga Day 2023 in India

This year Indians are ready to celebrate the 9th International yoga day in 2023.  The Prime Minister of India also participates in Yoga Day events every year to create awareness about yoga in India.

Yoga Day Celebration in Past Years in India

Yoga Day celebration started in 2015 globally and for the last 8 years, India has celebrated yoga day with full excitement. Each year government officials and other social activists make special arrangements for the yoga day celebration. People from all walks of life come together and make the yoga day events successful. Here are the details of yoga day celebrations in India each year.


Yoga Day Celebration In India
S.N. Year Place
1st International Yoga Day 2015 Kartavya Path (Rajpath), New Delhi
2nd International Yoga Day 2016 Chandigarh
3rd International Yoga Day 2017 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
4th International Yoga Day 2018 Dehradun, Uttarakhand
5th International Yoga Day 2019 Ranchi, Jharkhand
6th International Yoga Day 2020 Across The Country Through Digital Media
7th International Yoga Day 2021 Across The Country Through Digital Media
8th International Yoga Day 2022 Mysore
9th International Yoga Day 2023

First International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2015, the Indian Prime Minister and around 36,000 people celebrated the first International Day of Yoga at Rajpath in New Delhi. 21 yoga mudras or yoga postures for 35 minutes were performed there.

The ceremony established two Guinness World Records: the first to be the largest yoga class and the second the largest number of nationalities from 84 countries participated in the event. This award was presented to the Ministry of AYUSH and received by AYUSH minister Shripad Yesso Naik.

Second International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2016 in Chandigarh, International Yoga Day was celebrated. AYUSH Ministry organized the event “The National Event of Mass Yoga Demonstration”, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other people participated.

Also Read:- International Day of Yoga 2023

Third International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2017 in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, the International Day of Yoga was celebrated and other new records were created. People from around 150 countries participated and the number of participants was up to 51,000.

Also Check:- List of Themes of International Yoga Day

Fourth International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2018 in Dehradun in Uttarakhand, the International Day of Yoga was celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with around 55,000 enthusiasts performed Yoga.

Fifth International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2019, in Ranchi, Jharkhand International Yoga Day was celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with around 18,000 participants including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Ministers, and senior officials of the state participated in the Yoga celebration. International Yoga Day was celebrated at Prabhat Tara ground in the morning.

Sixth International Yoga Day

On 21 June 2020, the sixth international day of Yoga was celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country through electronic and digital media. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 mass gathering of the International Yoga Day celebration was not organized

Seventh International Yoga Day

21 June 2021 was celebrated as the 7th International Day of Yoga. The theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is “Yoga for well-being”.

This theme is relevant in today’s time as the world is still reeling from the major up heal of COVID-19.

Eighth International Yoga Day

21 June 2022 was celebrated as the 8th International Day of Yoga. The theme of International Yoga Day 2022 was “Yoga for Humanity”.

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