International Feng Shui Awareness Day
International Feng Shui Awareness Day is observed next on Monday, April 8th, 2024 (123 days from today).
There are many people when building a house or simply shopping for hanging items, leaving the house saying "must choose for feng shui". So what is Feng shui? Where does Feng shui come from? It sounds mysterious and has many unclear and unifying points, but Feng shui is very practical and close to human life. And to increase people's understanding, International Feng Shui Awareness Day is celebrated every year on April 8, which also celebrates the ancient art or philosophy developed in China over 3000 years ago.
History of International Feng Shui Awareness Day
Basically, Feng shui is a system based on very close observation of objects, the forces of nature include heaven (time) and earth (inner and outer space) and the "qi" of the elements. How elements interact with each other. The task of Feng shui is to balance these elements. When balance is achieved, there can be better health, wealth and relationships; Gives you the push and drive to succeed.
Feng shui is not a single factor, but it synthesizes elements of topography, terrain around houses, villages, cities, graves, wind direction, water source ... along with coordinates, shapes, construction space layout.
Feng shui is also related to fortune, bad luck, good fortune, and long life of the owner. When it meets the wind, it will disperse, if it meets the water, it will stop. And how to let the air gather, not disperse, the water flows, not the canopy is the purpose of Feng shui.
Talking about Feng shui is talking about finding and choosing a place to live or bury, auspicious, auspicious, peaceful life, that is, the art of Feng shui. Like all other traditional science and technology in East Asia, Feng shui is also based on digital translation, the theory of yin and yang of the five elements.
In fact, to this day, there is no document that says exactly who created Feng Shui. Even the time period when Feng Shui appeared, there is still no exact answer, it is all conjecture according to the historical Chinese process that this place formed the Department of Feng Shui.
Legend has it that Feng shui was formed very early, since ancient times people have paid attention to the effects of nature on their lives, so they have made a purposeful choice.
The primitives of Feng shui are the experiences of living such as carving rocks, digging caves, building houses... From real life and the harshness of nature, people have known to choose residence locations covered by mountains, surround, and approach water sources and rivers.
In the early days, people chose land to build their houses mainly because they wanted to be safe, so they often chose high places for fear of floods or wild beasts. To avoid heavy rain and high winds, people gradually learned to choose the land facing the sun, away from the wind.
Those who study Feng shui think that Lao Tzu - the leader of Taoism is the person who has contributed a lot to the science of Feng shui. Because based on the I Ching, Lao Tzu believes that Feng shui appeared about 600 BC. The second is Hong Pham, in the Han Dynasty, he founded the Nine-Star Bat Mon sect based on real constellations in the sky.
During the war of the Three Kingdoms, it was Khong Minh Zhuge Liang who applied the basic principles of Feng Shui in the preparation of military equipment, barracks, and location of the army.
Then, around AD 618, many famous Feng shui masters appeared, who were instrumental in completing and popularizing the science of Feng shui in the human world. The relationship between houses and graves and the sands of human happiness has become very close, and at the same time, there have been people who specialize in Feng shui activities.
Today, we also know the international Feng shui association IFSA. The International Feng Shui Association (IFSA) is a non-profit organization, founded by a community of researchers, experts and Feng shui masters, dedicated to the study, perception and evaluation of Feng shui practices around the world. The IFSA committee has headquarter in in Singapore, consists of 11 founding members. The association was officially registered with the Singapore Society of Registry on 7 January 2005. Initially, the association consisted of the key Feng shui masters in the establishment of the association of famous Feng shui masters in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, etc.
In line with its mission, IFSA aims to develop Feng Shui on a global scale as a mainstream discipline. To do that, the association seeks to enhance the Feng shui image, especially its worldwide acceptance and prestige. In addition, IFSA strives to establish the highest standards for the effectiveness and application of Feng Shui. The IFSA will also serve as a support department for all Feng Shui practitioners.
How to observe international Feng Shui awareness day
On International Feng Shui Awareness Day, you are encouraged to learn more about Feng shui. You can follow the international Feng shui association to receive useful information from them. Or if you have some knowledge related to Feng shui, apply it to your daily life. Maybe when your friend moves into a new house, you can give your friends useful Feng shui tips. Or just put a tree in places with favorable Feng shui. Share your insights on social media with the hashtag #InternationalFengShuiAwarenessDay.
ObservedInternational Feng Shui Awareness Day has been observed annually on April 8th.
Friday, April 8th, 2022
Saturday, April 8th, 2023
Monday, April 8th, 2024
Tuesday, April 8th, 2025
Wednesday, April 8th, 2026