Halloween is next week and if you’re anything like us, you LOVE a good Halloween party! If the party includes children, there’s a good chance the limbo could be involved, but how many people would you be willing to participate with?
The Limbo dance is a popular dance that originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 19th century. The dance was traditionally performed at social gatherings and involved dancers moving under a horizontal bar while bending backwards.
The word “Limbo” comes from the Latin word “limbus,” which means “edge” or “boundary.” In Trinidad and Tobago, the dance was originally called “limbo,” which referred to the bar that the dancers had to pass under. The dance became popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s and was often performed at parties and other social events.
On October 1, 2011, Global EduHub Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based education provider, set out to break the Guinness World Record for the largest limbo dance in order to promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle among their students. By attempting to break the world record, Global EduHub Pte Ltd hoped to inspire their students to take an interest in physical activity and make it a part of their daily routine.
The height of the bar for adults was set at 1 m and 0.8 m for children. One bar was used which was adjusted to make it more fun for the children and adults taking part. So just how many people participated in this Guiness World Record? It was a staggering 1,208! Hopefully the participants had a dance party in line while they were waiting their turn!