When is Idaho Day?
Idaho Day is always celebrated on 4 March. It is not a public holiday.
Background to Idaho Day
Idaho Day was created by the 2014 Idaho Legislature with the purpose of encouraging the people of Idahoans to "celebrate the rich history, cultural diversity, unique beauty, and boundless resources of the State of Idaho, and thereby gain a renewed sense of courage and confidence for the future."
4 March was chosen as idaho day to commemorate the creation of Idaho by President Abraham Lincoln on that day in 1863. Idaho gained its statehood on 3 July 1890, becoming the 43rd state.
Did you know?
Idaho's nickname is the 'Gem State', because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there
2015 is the first ever Idaho Day.
Read more about Idaho Day at idahoday.org.