National Pop Goes the Weasel Day:
Celebrating the famous nursery rhyme, National Pop Goes the Weasel Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of June.
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Why National Pop Goes the Weasel Day?
When you hear the phrase “Pop Goes the Weasel”, the first thought that pops up into your mind is that of your nursery school and the rhyme. It is a rhyme that will instantly transport us back to our childhood days, bringing some beautiful memories, with a smile onto our faces. It is a rhyme guaranteed to take us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It is a rhyme that has been popular before and continues to be a popular one even now. You can sing it out or read it to your kids or enjoy it with your friends as you speak about your childhood days. The rhyme is not just about a weasel, it is a reflection of the social and political nature of the situation in that era, and is a good way to relate with our lives as we grow older.
With a childishness and a sense of maturity attached, it is a rhyme worthy of celebration and we celebrate it with lots of fervor every year on June 14th.
How can we celebrate National Pop Goes the Weasel Day?
Apart from taking a ride down memory lane on this day, here is what you can do to truly make it a day to remember for years to come.
- If you don’t remember the rhyme, then this is the day to refresh your memory. You can visit any nearby bookstore or library to read it. If you already know it, then on this day you can teach it to your children and let them also enjoy the pleasing phonetics and the interesting rhyme.
- You can have a reading or recitation session with kids in your neighborhood, with each speaking about the poem and what they love about it. If you want, you can also discuss with adults what the poem reminds them of. It could be a well-rounded discussion to spend your day.
- The poem is a reflection of the social and economical situation concerning politics in that era. You can use this day to learn more about the history of the old times and update yourself on how the poem reflects the days and the people’s lives.
- If you have other thoughts, ideas, opinions, on how the day can be best spent, then you can share the same with everyone using #NationalPopGoesTheWeaselDay.
Interesting facts about National Pop Goes the Weasel Day:
As you would be aware, Pop Goes the Weasel is a nursery rhyme and it is quite popular too. On this day celebrating this iconic rhyme, let us get to know some interesting and mind-boggling facts about nursery rhymes.
- Surprisingly, nursery rhymes are not a new entrant to the kindergarten curriculum. The history of nursery rhymes dates back to the Middle Ages.
- The nursery rhymes were only referred to as songs in the early stage. It was after the publication “Rhymes for the Nursery” by Jane and Ann Taylor in the year 1806, that these songs were referred to as nursery rhymes.
- William Shakespeare was a big fan of nursery rhymes. Evidence of this fact is the mention of the famous rhyme “Jack and Jill” in two of the most famous works of his, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.
- Published in the year 1774, “Tommy Thumb’s Song Book” was the first book of nursery rhymes collection in English.
- We have our computers to play the rhymes now. The very first rhyme to be saved digitally and played on a computer was the rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep”. This was in the year 1951.
- You would have heard the rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”. It was also the name of the drink from the 17th century, which was brandy boiled with ale.
- Origins of the rhyme “Pop Goes the Weasel” dates back to the early 1700s.
History of National Pop Goes the Weasel Day:
While the day is a celebration of the most popular nursery rhyme, we do not have information as to who or what initiated the celebration of this day. Nevertheless, it is a day to reach out to our inner kids and enjoy life and that is what we can do every year on this day.