It’s May 6th, and since 2009, this day has been designated World Accordion Day by the CIA! In this case, the CIA is not the Central Intelligence Agency, but the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes, the International Confederation of Accordionists, which was founded in 1935.
World Accordion Day was created to be “a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion”, which is something I can get behind. You can find out more about what’s going on today at WorldAccordionDay.com or by checking out the 2021 World Accordion Day video below:
How I became the Accordion Guy
A few performances
Here’s one with Seattle band The Beatniks at Safeco Field:
The accordion karaoke performance where I won an iPad:
Entertaining a delayed flight: