0 May 14 is National Chicken Dance Day

National Chicken Dance Day, March 14
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Cluck, cluck! If you can do the Chicken Dance, you're in luck!

May 14 is National Chicken Dance Day!

So how did this most annoying song and dance routine become the tradition at every wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

The Chicken Dance was originally titled "Der Ententanz" (The Duck Dance). It was created by accordion player Werner Thomas of Davos, Switzerland in the 1950's. Eventually, he began performing the song at his local restaurant and the rest is history.

Here's a little instructional clip from The Lawrence Welk show. Go on, stand up at home and join in...

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