Happy World Lindy Hop Day 26th May


Put on your dancing shoes and do the Lindy Hop, because May 26 is World Lindy Hop Day.

Put on your dancing shoes and dance the Lindy Hop.
©bigstockphoto.com/Sergey Nivens

Also known as the jitterbug, Lindy Hop originated in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. The day commemorates Frankie Manning, who some consider one of the creators of the dance form.

Combination of Dance Forms

A combination of different kinds of dances, including jazz, swing, and tap, Lindy Hop is a two-person dance where the partners dance hand in hand or in an embrace to jazz music. Just as in jazz, there is some form of improvisation that takes place during the dance.

Going Through a Revival

Popular in the 1930s and 1940s, interest in the dance form declined until the 1980s when a number of dance groups around the world revived it by holding annual workshops, camps, and competitions.

How to Celebrate?

  • Learn how to dance the Lindy Hop.
  • Host a Lindy Hop dance party or participate in one near you.

Did You Know…

…that some people believe that the name, Lindy Hop, may have originated from the name of aviator Charles Lindbergh? Lindbergh was fondly called Lindy by the media and after he successfully finished his solo flight between New York and Paris, media headlines read Lindy Hops the Atlantic.

World Lindy Hop Day Observances

Fun Holiday: World Lindy Hop Day Observances
Year Weekday Date Name
2017 Fri 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2018 Sat 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2019 Sun 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2020 Tue 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2021 Wed 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2022 Thu 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2023 Fri 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2024 Sun 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2025 Mon 26 May World Lindy Hop Day
2026 Tue 26 May World Lindy Hop Day

 

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