World Lindy Hop Day Project


Help Make "World Lindy Hop Day" A UNESCO Reality

We are asking that all people affected by Lindy Hop or Swing Dancing in all of it's forms to contact UNESCO in order to get attention to our cause and hope of getting World Lindy Hop Day added to the UNESCO calendar. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for an email form)

You can post something as simple as "Please consider making May 26th World Lindy Hop Day in the UNESCO Calendar" or feel free to give more information, you are welcome to use anything you find on this page or else write up your own story to give to UNESCO.

Please help us make UNESCO be aware of the date for World Lindy Hop Day!


Yesterday was Frankie Manning's birthday, and as a special honor he has been witnessed by much of the internet world thanks to being honored as a Google Doodle on the front page of the Google search engine.

World Lindy Hop is already celebrated across the world by people who have been touched by the Swing Dancing movement. This has brought people and communities together in a uniting cultural cause.

UNESCO is the premier organization for monitoring and protecting world culture. One of the ways that they respect cultures of the world is by setting aside days of honor in their world calendar, such as International Jazz Day (April 30th).

We ask that UNESCO honor the gift of Lindy Hop by setting aside May 26th, chosen as being the birthday of one of the founders of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, and as the date that is already being celebrated as World Lindy Hop Day by people across the world




International Jazz Day (Apr 30)

World Poetry Day (Mar 21)

Tango Argentino World Heritage by UNESCO

International Day of Dance? (Apr 29)

Tango: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Tango is on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for member state Argentina. USA has nothing on the list

National (USA) Tap Day (May 25) (Bill Bojangles bday)
Presented to U.S. Congress on Feb 7, 1989 - signed into American law by Bush on Nov 8, 1989. One-time official observance was May 25, 1989