A large crowd gathered in Niavaran Park north of the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday to mark the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

Dozens of tai chi practitioners, including 100 women, attended the Friday event, which included demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts such as Kung Fu and a Qigong lesson.

Moreover, a number of artists and foreign diplomats from China, Austria and other countries, among others, attended the event, which was organized by the International Red Dragon Organization in cooperation with the Municipality of Tehran.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of the sports in nearly eighty countries since 1999.

The annual event aims to inform people of health benefits of exercise and call on them to embrace wisdom.

What follows are IFP‘s exclusive photos of the event held in Tehran:

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