International Day of Yoga (IDY) might be on June 21, but people around the world seem to have started the celebrations early. Indian consulates in cities across the globe held yoga sessions and other events over the weekend.
“Across all continents, the #YogaDay2019 celebrations have begun with immense fervour. I urge you all to join the Yoga Day programmes in your respective nations and enrich the Yoga programmes with your participation,” Indian PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
Modi, who spearheaded the campaign that led to June 21 being declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations, shared a series of photos from around the globe showcasing IDY celebrations on social media.
Here are some glimpses of the many events held over June 15-16 to mark Yoga Day:
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