National Day of the Gong is a holiday that’s observed on the 21st of June and honors an instrument that’s used by cultures all over the world. Gongs are believed to have originated during the Bronze age in Tibet but soon spread all through Asia.
The gong wouldn’t make its way to the Western World, however, until the 18th century, but once it did, it was immediately incorporated into the symphony orchestra. Everyone who came across the gong realizes that it’s a beautiful instrument that can be used for a variety of different musical compositions. And that’s why it has earned its own holiday.
The History of National Day Of The Gong
National Day of the Gong was first invented in 2017 by Gong To Go-a website that’s dedicated to expanding people’s knowledge about the gong and all of the ways in which it can be used. It’s a holiday that’s since become popular among fans of this instrument everywhere.
Some Fast Facts About Gongs
Below are some fast facts about gongs that we’ve 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 different 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 National Day Of The Gong?
|This year (2023)||June 21 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||June 21 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||June 21 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|