As most countries mark their Coronavirus lockdown anniversaries, people are trying to go back in time and remember what they were doing a year ago. COVID-19 had struck major countries by January-February 2020 but it was not until March 2020 that most nations opted for a complete shutdown. Fear of the virus and the necessity to stay at home soon gave birth to many lockdown trends.
While most of these trends were for entertainment and leisure purposes, some also helped fulfilled social causes.
Let’s see 7 lockdown trends that almost everyone tried their hands-on-
Coronavirus outbreak prompted everyone to ponder more on cleanliness and ‘safe living habits’. Celebrities from across the world took on the safe hands challenge to educate people on handwashing to stay safe from COVID-19. They tagged each other and asked everyone to wash hands for continuous 20 seconds as recommended by WHO to get rid of the virus.
Instagram became one of the most widely used social media platform in lockdown as people used it to post and challenge others to do things. A group of Instagram influencers created the ‘until tomorrow challenge’ to post a picture of them that they would delete the next day. The challenge soon became a viral lockdown trends.
As governments rushed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Dalgona Coffee took the internet by storm. Foamy coffee soon became a global trend with people trying their hands on it. Every second urban household was estimated to have tried their hands on it during Coronavirus lockdown. However, it did not take them long to realise that the coffee takes some time to prepare without an electric whisk.
While some people were happy to be at home, a section of people was also tired to see everyone constantly at home. Homemakers had to fulfil the unending demands of their family and co-habitants with limited resources available during the lockdown. They soon came up with the cooking forever challenge to show how their life has been since the start of the lockdown.
Instagrammers and photographers who were tired of being limited to a four-walled space turned on their creative sides and innovated a new background for their photoshoots. Artists pasted old newspapers on walls to create a distinct background amid chaos on streets due to the pandemic. The background was also used to signify how different sections of society are living their life during tough times.
TikTok was one of the most widely used applications during Coronavirus lockdown 2020. It was not only used for entertainment but also for education and social awareness. The gesture challenge was aimed at promoting the focus on mental health and related areas. It required people to perform a set of gestures in a limited time according to a set of music.
Travellers were the most upset class of people during lockdown 2020 as they were forced to confine their dreams and aspirations due to a global pandemic. However, they used the time to learn new skills and more about the places they would want to visit in the future. Some travellers created a quarantine travel challenge in which they would photoshop their picture with a picturesque destination they would want to visit after the lockdown ends.
Coronavirus outbreak brought a lot of sorrow and despair with it in form of lost lives and struggle for the global community. However, things like lockdown trends gave hope to people as they sought new-age solutions during the pandemic. From e-learning to working from home, the lockdown also taught us how we could live with and without things that we were used to. Do you think we missed anything on the list? Read , you might find it here.