In Guadalajara, Mexico, hoopers there celebrated with a World Hoop Day dance of their own at the Plaza de Armas. Stay tuned to Hooping.org for more WHD 2011 reporting -and for tomorrow’s grand finale of The Amazing Hoop Race.
yesterday’s extensive coverage of World Hoop Day 2011 around the globe, we now invite you to sit back, relax, have a slice of hoop cake (photo by Tink in Tokyo) and enjoy a little more. In St. Louis, Missouri, the St. Louis Hoop Club got Fox 2′s morning show host Tim Ezell hooping it up. And while we shared with you about two WHD flash mobs in Boston, Massachusetts, and Brighton, England, today both made the local news. The Boston Globe reports, “At noon on Veterans’ Day, amid the long food truck lines and the shuffle of T passengers and office workers on lunch breaks, a flash mob broke out in Dewey Square. But this demonstration wasn’t affiliated with Occupy Boston: This was a mob of hula-hoopers, organized by ‘hooping collective’ Boston Hoop Troop to celebrate World Hoop Day, an international holiday of ‘whirled peace’ created by Annie O’Keeffe and first celebrated in 2007. … The performance seemed to draw the attention it sought: A stopped crowed watched and took photos, and for over half an hour after the flash mob ended, a number of people stopped to ask what the hoopers were doing or to try out the hula-hoops for themselves.” Full story with video: The Boston Globe. And on the other side of The Atlantic “the hooping enthusiasts marked World Hoop Day with an event at The Level in Brighton and Pavilion Gardens in Brighton.” Full story with video: The Argus. Above: In Austin, Texas, hoopers gathered on the roof of Whole Foods for a special World Hoop Day celebration – and a Go Pro camera came into the picture. While the dreamy video posted above is not recommended for those prone to motion sickness, it features several attendees. Meanwhile, Karin de Wit (pictured right) who rose to fame this year on Holland’s Got Talent may not have been home in Breda, The Netherlands, for WHD this year, but she still took time to share the joy of hooping at Performance Pre school in Placencia, Belize. For those who enjoy pics we have more WHD photos to share with you from Tokyo, Japan, too. In Atlanta, Georgia, hoopers gathered at Piedmont Park to celebrate, while in Cincinatti, Ohio and in Salt Lake City, Utah, hoopers celebrated with the World Hoop Day Dance for 2011.Following