Can Holiday: Dance Like a Chicken Day – May 14


Origin

Unknown.

How to Celebrate

Do the “Chicken Dance”. This oom-pah accordion-based song has been a classic staple at weddings, anniversary parties, and festivals since Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland wrote it in the 1950s. Originally, it was named “Der Ententaz” (The Duck Dance), but has been renamed and referred to as many different titles over the years. If you’ve never heard it, seen people dance to it or experienced it, let The Lawrence Welk Show — along with Bobby and the kids — educate you about “one of the most popular dances in America”. Remember, beaks, wings, tail feathers, four claps, and nightmares for years to come.

The Can

2006 Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Germany Can from Poland

2006 Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Germany Can from Poland

To celebrate this day, we selected the 2006 Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Germany Can from Poland with a man holding a featherless chicken in one hand and a can of Coca-Cola in his other hand. The chicken looks like it is dancing. I think the man is dancing like the chicken, however, the chicken may not be dancing for too long… take a look at what is in the pocket of the man’s apron. The text above the chicken man loosely translates to, “Approaching ball pass it on”.

Happy Dance Like a Chicken Day (5/14)!

Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com