by Philo Hagen
World Hoop Day brought hoopers together this weekend in cities and towns all over the world. Celebrated for the first time in it’s new timeslot on the first Saturday in October, 10/05/13 this year, hoopers all over this big blue marble were spinning things up in support of world peace and raising funds to help put hula hoops in the hands of needy kids around the globe. On six continents this year hoopers gathered together in celebration of World Hoop Day, so let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest stuff that’s already rolling in from the coolest holiday event there is!
In Manila, hoopers in the Philippines gathered to celebrate World Hoop Day.
In Tokyo, Japan, the big event for World Hoop Day was held this year in Yoyogi Park, but a smaller hoop-themed dinner that included these hooped up appetizers was also organized. We’re expecting a lot more of these to turn up in 2014.
In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, hoopers from the World Hoop Day Sydney Chapter gathered in Hyde Park.
In Austria, Hoop Dancers OÖ spun up the World Hoop Day Dance this year.
In Hamburg, Germany, a public hoop jam gathering celebrated the big day and caught the attention of those passing by.
In Reykavik, Iceland, hoopers gathered in Lækjartorg square to spin things up.
And in Paris, France, another large event was held that included a performance of the World Hoop Day Dance for this year.
In Boston, Massachusetts, USA, American hoopers spun up the World Hoop Day Dance and a whole lot more.
Jessica “Digitalis” Davis delivered an amazing performance at the big World Hoop Day event in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hoopers in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, spun up the fun again this year.
One of the places to be for World Hoop Day annually is Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the festivities this year included some amazing performances.
In New York, New York, USA, hoopers performed with their hoops all over the city, and they were so excited they even performed on the F Train.
In South America, hoopers in São Paulo, Brazil, gathered for Dia Mundial do Bambolê
There’s more to come so keep your eyes peeled for Part 2 later this week. Hooping.org is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of World Hoop Day and to be involved in sharing the mission of World Hoop Day annually because we truly believe that in doing so, we are making the world a better place. The more people hoop it up, the happier they are. The happier people are, the happier the world is that we live in. And even though World Hoop Day is over for another year, you can still donate to this important cause and share the gift of play and joy and exercise by visiting WorldHoopDay.org.
Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.