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National Kansas Day

March 15, 2023 All day

March 15th is National Kansas Day!

National Kansas Day is a holiday celebrated on January 29th each year. It is a day to honor and celebrate the history and culture of the state of Kansas. The holiday has its roots in the state’s history and the struggles and achievements of its early pioneers.

Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861, and National Kansas Day commemorates this significant event in the state’s history. The day is an opportunity for Kansans to celebrate their state and its unique culture, as well as to reflect on the history that has shaped it.

One of the most important events in the history of Kansas was the struggle over slavery that occurred in the years leading up to the Civil War. Many people in Kansas were opposed to slavery, and the state became a battleground for those who supported and opposed its expansion. The violence that occurred during this period, including the famous raid on Harpers Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, played an important role in the lead-up to the Civil War.

Today, Kansas is known for its natural beauty, as well as its rich history and cultural heritage. The state is home to many important historical sites, including the Eisenhower Presidential Library, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

On National Kansas Day, Kansans celebrate the state’s history and culture in a variety of ways. Many communities hold parades and festivals, featuring music, food, and other cultural events. Schools and other organizations often hold educational programs about the state’s history and achievements. Some people also take the opportunity to visit important historical sites and landmarks around the state.

In addition to celebrating the state’s history, National Kansas Day is also an opportunity to look to the future. Kansans are proud of their state and are dedicated to preserving its unique culture and heritage for future generations. They recognize that the history of Kansas is a source of strength and inspiration, and that it is important to continue to honor and celebrate the achievements of the state’s pioneers and heroes.

Happy National Kansas Day!