WHAT IS WORLD TAI CHI DAY?
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD), also spelled World T'ai Chi and Ch'i Kung Day, is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered free to the general public in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations. World Tai Chi and Qigong day was co-founded by Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas in 1999.
The annual April event is open to the general public, and begins in the earliest time zones of New Zealand at 10 am, and then participants across Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in sixty nations and several hundred cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later.
Celebrations include mass Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong exhibitions in many cities, and free Tai Chi and Qigong classes in most participating cities near you.
If you have never tried Tai Chi or Qigong this is a wonderful time to take part in free Tai Chi or Qigong classes near you.
If you reside on Long Island or happen to be visiting Long Island near the end of April, the World Tai Chi and Qigong event is held at Shorefront Park in Patchogue. The event is definitely worth checking out. Please arrive around 9:30 AM to see and hear the opening ceremony.
If you are unable to attend the event and you are a practitioner of Tai Chi or Qigong please participate by practicing your form at 10 AM wherever you are located in the world. This is a great time to feel the connection and flow with the connection of Chi throughout the world.