1st World Wushu-Kungfu Day Celebrated Around the Globe
World Wushu-Kungfu Day Debuts on August 11, 2018 with Thousands Participating All Over Globe
On August 11 the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) was proudly celebrated around the world with rousing success. From Australia to China, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, USA, India and South Africa -- just to name a few! -- wushu clubs, schools and individuals in dozens of countries took part in public demonstrations, parties and other wushu-kungfu themed events. Energy was high, and social media was abuzz with photos, videos and words about wushu-kungfu.
By promoting an annual WWKD, the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) aims to raise global awareness of all forms of kungfu and practitioners of all kungfu styles, whether traditional styles or contemporary competition forms. The benefits of kungfu practice help develop athleticism, promote health, boost confidence, foster community, and promote cultural exchange. The IWUF was thrilled to celebrate these benefits with kungfu enthusiasts around the world as a part of our "sport for all" campaign!
WWKD will be celebrated each year on the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and will be accompanied by a theme each time. WWKD in 2018 was "Kungfu in Everyday Life" and the response to IWUF's call for photo and video submissions was overwhelming -- we thank everyone who sent in fantastic submissions and posted on social media!
We're excited by how much the worldwide kungfu community has grown, and inspired by all of our potential for the future. We look forward to your participation and enthusiasm again next year - let's kungfu together on World Wushu-Kungfu Day 2019!
In the meantime, check out some of the fun 2018 WWKD celebrations on Facebook, We Chat and on Instagram #WWKD2018.
And yes - there was cake too!