National Square Dance Day is observed on November 29 of every year. And the month of September is National Square Dance Month in the US. Square Dance Day is observed to celebrate the square dance type of folk dancing and Square Dance Day is a perfect excuse to get out and “Dosey Do” with your partner. Square Dance is a fun, simple, and healthy form of dance and it has roots in normal English, Irish and Scottish folk dance.
“I ‘Square Dance’ because I am sick of rappin circles.” – unknown
History of National Square Dance Day
The origin and history of National Square Dance Day are not known. Square dancing was 1st documented in 17th-century at England. Square Dance came to North America along with the European settlers and then later over the years square dancing was modified and improved. The very famous type of square dance worldwide is Western American square dance, and square dance is the official dance of nineteen American states. Square Dance dance is usually accompanied by cheerful and lively music on guitars, bagpipes, fiddles, and accordions. The Square dances form patterns of circles, lines, and squares with couples female/female, male/male or male/female taking a turn in each role. At times this so-called caller who is one of the dancers is often found on the stage with the band.
Other Celebrations on November 29
November 29 is also celebrated as
- National Flossing Day
- National Maize Day
- International Systems Engineer Day
- Buy Nothing Day
- Electronic Greeting Card Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
How to Celebrate National Square Dance Day
On National Square Dance Day, arrange a dance party at home and enjoy square dancing with your friends and family members. Take pictures while you are dancing and post it on social media. If you don’t know square dancing, then take National Square Dance Day as an opportunity to learn square dancing at a dance school. Also, share your thoughts about the day with others on social media by using the hashtag #SquareDanceDay.