International Feng Shui Awareness Day Date in the current year: April 8, 2024

International Feng Shui Awareness Day International Feng Shui Awareness Day is observed annually on April 8. It was created to educate the general public about the ancient Chinese traditional practice of feng shui and its modern applications.

Feng shui (literally translated as “wind-water”), also known as Chinese geomancy, is an ancient traditional practice claiming to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with the environment that surrounds them. The history of feng shui dates back to the Yangshao and Hongshan cultures (c. 5000 – c. 2900 BC).

The foundation of feng shui is built around the concept of qi, a vital force that forms part of any living entity according to traditional Chinese beliefs. Since qi is described as vital energy, its flow is believed to affect people’s energy levels, health, wealth, and luck. Feng shui is the practice of arranging spaces in such a way that the flow of qi is optimal (for example, qi must not flow in straight lines or be blocked abruptly).

Historically, feng shui was used to orient tombs and other spiritually significant structures, dwellings, and other residential buildings and structures. Feng shui practitioners used various instruments and techniques to calculate the perfect arrangement of places and structures. The magnetic compass, which is regarded as one of the Four Great Inventions from ancient China, was originally invented as a device for feng shui.

The contemporary form of feng shui started to become popular in the West in the 1970s. Despite it being described as pseudoscientific or non-scientific, feng shui has found applications in several areas such as landscape architecture and design, interior design, alternative medicine, and various spiritual practices. People turn to feng shui to bring harmony to their lives by influencing the qi flow in their homes and workplaces.

In 2004, a group of feng shui academics, experts and practitioners came together to establish the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA). Its main goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of feng shui on a global scale, as well as bring together feng shui professionals and organizations for the exchange of ideas and professional experiences. Headquartered in Singapore, the IFSA has national chapters in Australia, Japan, Mauritius, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

It doesn’t seem like International Feng Shui Awareness Day was established by the IFSA (as a matter of fact, the origins of the holiday are rather unclear), but both the holiday and the organization serve the same purpose: to develop the global appreciation of the metaphysical science and art of feng shui and promote feng shui among the general public.

There are many ways to celebrate International Feng Shui Awareness Day. You can learn more about feng shui and share the interesting facts you’ve learned with anyone who is willing to listen, fall down the rabbit hole of “How to Feng Shui” videos on YouTube, participate in a webinar on feng shui, practice feng shui at home, and spread the word about the holiday on social media with the hashtags #InternationalFengShuiAwarenessDay and #FengShuiAwarenessDay.

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