On September 28, 2017, the 14th International Wushu Federation Congress, held during the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan, approved the initiative to establish the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) in 2018, in order that as many people as possible be able to come together to celebrate wushu-kungfu. WWKD is celebrated each year the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and is accompanied by a theme each time.
As the leader of the worldwide wushu movement, the IWUF is committed not only to pursuing wushu’s inclusion in the Olympic Program, but also to wushu becoming part of a globally shared, healthy lifestyle. Wushu promotes the concepts of peace, friendship, health, and an appreciation for nature. We aim to raise global awareness of all practitioners, forms, and styles of wushu-kungfu, be those contemporary competition forms or traditional styles. (http://www.iwuf.org/dev/world-wushu-kungfu-day/)
In 2021, it was supposed to fall on Saturday 14 August but IWUF declared it on 7 August:
“On August 7 (Saturday), we will embrace this year’s World Wushu-Kungfu Day. While the Covid-19 pandemic is still challenging the whole world, health becomes the top priority to catch everyone’s eyes. Facing the challenges the pandemic brings, people also keep thinking about how to step to a better future. Based on this, we present “Wushu: Health & Future” as this year’s theme.”
Although it doesn’t seem to get much traction with the public, especially in the current circumstances, some hard-core kung fu enthusiasts might be up to it and we would love to hear from them!
Let us know about your events so everyone would know!