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Dance Like a Chicken Day

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About Dance Like a Chicken Day

When is Dance Like a Chicken Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the “Chicken Dance”. All ‘ya gotta do on this May 14 holiday is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there’s no dance quite like the chicken dance.

It’s a tradition at almost every wedding reception to play and do this 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.

There’s just not enough opportunities to do this dance. Therefore, this holiday exists to provide you with another opportunity to dance like a chicken. So, don’t pass up this priceless opportunity. 

Did You Know? There are more chickens than humans in the world.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Dance Like a Chicken Day

There is a wide range of activities you can do to celebrate this special day. They include:

  • Find opportunities to do this dance.
  • Play the song on your cell phone.
  • Arrange for it to be played at a future event.
  • Looking for a similar fun dance? Do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around.

Today's Chuckle

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but then I turned myself around.


History and 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 1950s. Over the years, it quickly became popular, especially at weddings.

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