National Pop Goes The Weasel Day

Pop Goes the Weasel” is a nursery rhyme that dates back to the 18th century and is believed to have originated as dance music, with words added at a later date. Nowadays, most people recognize it as a popular children’s song and one that is commonly used in Jack-in-the-box toys. Its popularity and iconic status in pop culture have led to the creation of its own holiday. This holiday is known as National Pop Goes the Weasel Day—a holiday observed annually on June 14th. It is a great day to enjoy this song with your friends and family.

The History of Pop Goes the Weasel

We were unable to uncover the history of National Pop Goes the Weasel Day, so we focused on discovering the history of the song that this holiday celebrates. However, that proved to be a bit difficult as well, as the song’s history has not been well documented. What we do know is that the song likely began sometime during the 18th century. At some point, this dance evolved from a fashionable dance tune to a nursery rhyme.

Observing National Pop Goes the Weasel Day

National Pop Goes the Weasel Day is an excellent opportunity for parents to teach their children this nursery rhyme. It is also a great day to introduce others to this song by using the hashtag #NationalPopGoesTheWeaselDay on social media. Let’s all enjoy this holiday together every June 14th. This nursery rhyme has been with us for over 300 years, and it is so catchy that it will probably be with us for another 300 years.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 14 Friday
Next year (2025)
June 14 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 14 Wednesday
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