International Top Spinning Day is an annual commemoration celebrated on October 14th of this year. Top spinning is an art, and the top is the oldest toy in the world. International Top Spinning Day marks the top, top-spinning, and the spinners from around the world.
“I walk into a kids’ store, and it’s amazing, the types of instruments – little squeaky things, rattling things, spinning tops.” – Evelyn Glennie
History of International Top Spinning Day
The year 2003 marks the first celebration of International Top Spinning Day. Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum of Burlington, Wisconsin has established this feast day on the second Wednesday of every October. It is a day that focuses on spreading awareness about the joy of the spinning top. The day symbolizes the fact of the earth spins on a single axis like the tops spins. The spin of the tops illustrates the gyroscopic effect that uses inertia, gravity, momentum, and centrifugal force.
Tops have a long and notable history in the world. It has existed in every culture with from spiritual to childhood toys. The earliest known tops date back to around 3500 BC constructed of clay. The Archaeologists discovered it in the ruins of the ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Over the year, tops got a development that comes with improvised rocks and acorns. Most modern-day tops are made of wood, plastic, or metal.
Other Celebrations on October 14
October 14 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate International Top Spinning Day
Buy a top, learn how to spin it and start enjoying the day. Learn more about the top and its association with physics. Teach them to the children with some examples for clear understanding. You can even research more about the tops and their moments. Participate in the top spinning contests held on this day to show your talent. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #InternationalTopSpinningDay.
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