Dance Like a Chicken Day is observed on May 14, 2017. It's a day to perform the "Chicken Dance" and is therefore a day for those who like it. The "Chicken Dance" is an oom-pah song and its associated fad dance is now a contemporary dance throughout the Western world. The song was composed by accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland, in the 1950s. The name of the original Swiss song was "Der Ententanz" (The Duck Dance). It is rumored to be a drinking song sung at Oktoberfest.