Surely many have heard this children’s song about affection, but few people know it appeared in the 18th century. Since then, Pop Goes The Weasel Day has been celebrated in its honor on June 14th. The melody became so popular that the words were first written for it, and later a holiday was dedicated to it, which is celebrated annually on June 14th. This is a great opportunity to tell your child the story of the song and learn the words.
The first mention of this funny melody dates back to around 1700. The popularity of the melody and then the song was so great that it was called folk. It is believed the melody was first heard in December 1852 in Ipswich (England). After some time, the monarchs became interested in the work, and it sounded at balls and social events.
- The first version of the song mentioned the Eagle Freehold tavern, located in London on City Road. After some time, the institution was closed, and a music room was opened there, which received guests from 1825 to 1901.
- In 1825, a boat took part in the Durham regatta, which was named after the then popular tune ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’.
- By 1850, the song had crossed the ocean and ended up in America. Here the words of the song were slightly changed, the melody remained the same.
How to take part
Pop Goes The Weasel Day is a wonderful day to spend with your child, learning the words and melody of the song. Be sure to tell the children the rhyme is over 300 years old and very popular on different continents. And in order to learn the words of the song faster and easier, treat your child to delicious strawberry cookies with cream, as this dessert also has a day on the holiday calendar – June 14th. The captivating story of the weasel song can be shared on social media. Do not forget to use the #NationalPopGoesTheWeaselDay hashtag.
When is Pop Goes The Weasel Day celebrated in 2023?
Pop Goes The Weasel Day is observed on June 14 each year.