May 14th Dance Like A Chicken Day

Well even though this is the day to save your best chicken dance for, it seems like it is used far more often than maybe it should be. I remember when I was in a band, playing clubs, and watching the dancers we were playing for. I must say they were probably more entertaining than we were!

No one takes credit for the day (Can you blame them?), but it may have come from Swiss accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland. He created “Der Ententanz” which is the “Duck Dance” in the 1950’s. It became popular during weddings and special events in Europe. Maybe when it came to the United States, we changed it to the Chicken Dance since we had more chickens than ducks.

How to celebrate – Create your own version of the chicken dance. Waddle through today. Have the courage to dance badly.

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