Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Nevada & Happy Halloween

Happy Birthday Nevada !!!!

Here is the balloons all lined up early on Saturday morning Oct 29th

The kids all just loved this balloon , so very cute !!

I'm not taking credit for the pictures a dear friend of ours did & did a wonderful job.

History of Nevada Day

When is Nevada Day?

Nevada became a state (admitted to the Union) October 31, 1864, so Nevada Day is October 31st of each year. However, with the passage of AB396 by the 1997 Nevada State Legislature, Nevada voters, on November 3, 1998 advised the 1999 legislature they wanted to celebrate Nevada Day on the "last" Friday in October beginning in 2000. The legislature, after much heated debate, complied.

Nevada Day is presently a state holiday recognized on the last Friday in October with the parade on the Saturday following.

This year Nevada Day will be observed Friday, October 28, 2011 and the Nevada Day Parade will be held Saturday, October 29, starting promptly at 10:00am rain or shine!

Nevadans love a parade and what better way to celebrate our heritage! Each October, Nevadans turn their attention to Carson City, Nevada's state capital, home of the Nevada Day Parade.

The theme for our 2011 parade is "Nevada's Great Outdoors Enjoying ". This is our annual coming together to celebrate our heritage and the founding of our great state! Now, more that a century old, Nevada Day and its many activities include: the parade, numerous contests, arts, music, and other family-oriented activities is un-equaled anywhere in the United States.

Nevada Day is more than just a parade! It is Nevada's Heritage Celebration, a gathering of community spirit on the last week of October to salute our state's past and look ahead to its future.

Admission to Statehood: October 31, 1864

Biographies: Famous Nevadans

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

State Reptile: The Desert Tortoise

Constitution: 36th State

Flag: Nevada State Flag

State Flower: Sagebrush

Motto: "All for Our Country"

Nickname: The Silver State

Song: Home Means Nevada

Tree: Single leaf pinon and bristlecone pine

Also want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween !!! Stay safe and watch out for the children tonight. Also since it is Nevada's Birthday everyone Trick or Treats here.



Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday to Nevada. I love the Bristlecone pine. Have a fun Halloween.

Trennia said...

Happy Birthday Nevada!!!!
That sounds fun that everyone gets to trick or the adults dress up too?
What are you all going as? Be sure to post pictures!

That corgi :) said...

Those balloons are so cute!! Your friend did a great job taking the pictures!! Happy birthday to Nevada too! Cool to have two celebrations on one day! Hope your kids had a good time trick or treating tonight Caroline!


Sarita Boyette said...

Happy Birthday to Nevada! Those balloons are so pretty!

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