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Dance Like a Chicken Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dance Like a Chicken Day

When: Always on May 14th

Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the "Chicken Dance". All 'ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there's no dance like the Chicken dance.

It's tradition at every wedding reception to play and to dance the Chicken Dance. It gets people of all ages up dancing and mingling. It puts a smile on everyone's face. The Chicken Dance is not limited to weddings. It is also played at other social events where there is a band and dancing.

The only problem is that events are way too frequent for a chicken dance lover. Therefore, today exists to provide you with another opportunity to dance like a chicken. So, don't pass up this priceless opportunity.

Cmon, big guy. Get up and dance with me!

Origin of Dance Like a Chicken Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

We did uncover the origin of the Chicken Dance song. It was originally titled "Der Ententanz" (The Duck Dance). It was created by Swiss accordion player Werner Thomas of Davos, Switzerland. Thomas created it in the 1950's. Over the years, it quickly became popular, especially at weddings.

This Day in History May 14

Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony. (1607)

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides. (1787)

Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination. (1796)

The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River. (1804)

The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas. (1836)

American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place. (1863)

Vaseline petroleum jelly slides onto store shelves for the first time. (1878)

The children's charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London. (1889)

New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller. (1913)

Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five. (1939)

Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. (1948)

Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact. (1955)

American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob. (1961)

Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched. (1973)

The last episode of Seinfeld is aired. It's a sad day in May for millions of Seinfeld followers. (1998)

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LOSER05 5/15/2013 9:33AM


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PATRICIAAK 5/15/2013 12:56AM

    It's tradition - just like 'YMCA' and 'Hookey, Pookey'.

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THINAGIN2 5/14/2013 9:55PM

    This is a fun little dance for young and old!

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ASPENHUGGER 5/14/2013 12:17PM

    Too funny! Now I have to go watch some chickens to see how they dance ...

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HANSBRINK 5/14/2013 11:49AM

  Unfortunately, learning to play the chicken dance is a requirement for accordionists. Also the Beer Barrel Polka. Beer Barrel is a lot more fun.

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/14/2013 7:44AM

    What a cute and novel blog. Love the research you did for this.

and to do the chicken dance!

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