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National Chi Day – May 19, 2023

We celebrate National Chi Day every year on May 19. The name has Vietnamese origins and signifies “younger energy.” Chi is also a surname in various Asian nations. The purpose of National Chi Day is to commemorate and learn more about people named Chi. Name days are important celebrations highlighting the characteristics, attitudes, and accomplishments of the name-bearers. Take time today to celebrate anyone you know who bears the name Chi.

History of National Chi Day

We celebrate National Chi Day on May 19 every year. Chi has both feminine and masculine connotations and is typically a feminine Vietnamese surname. Though this name technically means “tree branch” or ‘twig,’ it has far more cultural relevance. It also means ‘willpower’ and “faith in the power of your strength and courage.” You can rest assured that if you help babies stay on this path with daily reminders, they will accept their strengths daily.

Chi is also a widespread baby boy moniker in the Christian religion, with a Vietnamese origin. The interpretation of ‘Chi’s’ name is “man with a purpose.” Individuals with the name Chi have a true internal desire to serve humanity and to give to others, whether through financial contributions, experience, knowledge, or creative and artistic ability.

Chi’s are considerate, cooperative, quiet, sympathetic to others, adaptable, and balanced but sometimes shy. They are dependable, respectful of others’ trust, and make fantastic diplomats, mediators, and partners. A strong intuition is an integral component of their character, so you might want to pay attention when they give advice.

They value detail and order and often find change unsettling, preferring to stick to the status quo rather than break the mold. They may also feel insecure or restless. National Chi Day is about appreciating all these exceptional characteristics and embracing the lessons and beauty that come with them. Let your hair down, and enjoy your special day, Chi.

National Chi Day timeline

1953
The President of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

1964
A New Star is Born

Chi Po-lin, a well-known Taiwanese filmmaker, is born on December 27.

2008
The Perfect World Company

Chi Chi Yufeng establishes Perfect World Pictures Co., L.t.d.

2018
The Most Influential Woman

Chi Onwurah joins Sarah Wood, Hannah Dee, and Sherry Coutu in Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in U.K. IT Hall of Fame.

National Chi Day FAQs

What does the girl's name ‘Chi’ mean in Africa?

The meaning of the name for African baby names is ‘God.’

Is Chi a popular name?

Chi is a common surname among overseas Chinese communities worldwide. In fact, Chi is a transliteration of several Chinese surnames.

How popular is the surname Chi?

Chi is ranked number 4,843 among the most famous names in America.

National Chi Day Activities

  1. Send them your best wishes

    Commemorate the day by genuinely wishing everyone named Chi in the world a happy Name Day. Even if they don't see you do it, it's a symbolic act, and somebody could do the same for you.

  2. Make use of the name

    If you have the option to name a newborn baby or perhaps a pet, why not choose Chi? They might end up doing great things like their forebears.

  3. Take a Chi out

    You have the opportunity to make them feel special by deciding to take them out. If you want, this could also turn into a date.

5 Notable People With The Name Chi

  1. Chi Li

    Li, born 30 May 1957, is a contemporary female Chinese writer based in Wuhan.

  2. Chi In-jin

    In-jin is a former South Korean professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 1996; he held the W.B.C. featherweight title twice between 2004 and 2007.

  3. Chi Zhongguo

    Zhongguo is a Chinese footballer of Korean ethnicity who currently plays for Beijing Sinobo Guoan in the Chinese Super League.

  4. Chi Chunxue

    Chunxue is a Chinese cross-country skier who competed in the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Women's 10-kilometer classical, Women's 30-kilometer freestyle, Women's 15-kilometer skiathlon, Women's sprint, and Women's four × five-kilometer relays.

  5. Chi Minghua

    Minghua is a Chinese football coach and former international football player

Why We Love National Chi Day

  1. It's a day to rejoice

    National Chi Day honors all people with the name Chi. Days like these allow us to express our affection for people named Chi and make them feel special.

  2. We learn more about the name

    Today, we'll learn a lot more about the name. This commemoration makes it possible for us to look beneath the surface to make exciting discoveries, from its origins to its true meaning.

  3. It honors the name bearers

    Do you know anyone called Chi? You most likely do. This is an excellent chance to honor and present them with something special on their special day.

National Chi Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 19Friday
2024May 19Sunday
2025May 19Monday
2026May 19Tuesday
2027May 19Wednesday

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