National Day Of The Gong

National Day of the Gong is a holiday observed on the 21st of June that honors an instrument used by cultures around the world. Gongs are believed to have originated during the Bronze Age in Tibet but soon spread throughout Asia.

The gong did not make its way to the Western World until the 18th century; however, once it did, it was immediately incorporated into the symphony orchestra. Everyone who came across the gong realized that it is a beautiful instrument that can be used for a variety of musical compositions. That is why it has earned its own holiday.

The History of National Day of the Gong

National Day of the Gong was first established in 2017 by Gong To Go—a website dedicated to expanding people’s knowledge about the gong and the ways it can be used. It is a holiday that has since become popular among fans of this instrument everywhere.

Some Fast Facts About Gongs

Below are some fast facts about gongs that we have uncovered during our research for this holiday. Let’s take a quick peek at them.

  • Gongs originated in Southwest Asia.
  • Gongs produce two different types of sound: a tuned note or a crash.
  • Gongs come in a variety of sizes.

Observing National Day of the Gong

To observe this holiday, you may want to take a few moments to learn more about the gong or play one if you have one available. If you simply want to spread the word about this holiday, then you can also use the hashtag #NationalDayOfTheGong on your social media posts for the day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 21 Friday
Next year (2025)
June 21 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 21 Wednesday
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