The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
The first International Day of Yoga was observed around the world on 21 June 2015. The 8th International Yoga Day 2022 was celebrated in various parts of India, but the main event was held in Mysore. The theme for year 2022 was “Yoga for humanity”.