Nevada Day in Nevada in 2024

Nevada Day in Nevada in 2024
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Nevada Day
  Dates of Nevada Day in Nevada
2025 Fri, Oct 31Government Holiday
2024 Fri, Oct 25Government Holiday
2023 Fri, Oct 27Government Holiday
2022 Fri, Oct 28Government Holiday
2021 Fri, Oct 29Government Holiday

Commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on October 31st 1864

When is Nevada Day?

Nevada Day is a regional state holiday observed in Nevada, USA on the last Friday in October. 

History of Nevada Day

Nevada Day commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on October 31st 1864, when it became the 36th state in the union.

Did you know?

The words 'battle born' appear on the state flag, as Nevada gained its statehood during the American Civil War.

As Nevada Day is a state holiday, all state, county and city government offices will close, along with most schools and libraries. Private businesses can close at their discretion. The US Post Office will be open as will most banks and public transport will operate on nearly normal schedules.

Did you know?

The name 'Nevada' is Spanish and means 'snow-covered'.

The biggest event to mark Nevada Day is the parade in downtown Carson City, the state capital of Nevada. The Nevada Day Parade is the state's oldest and most historical event, and with the exception of Hawaii and West Virginia, Nevada hosts the only admission day activity of its kind in the country.

Informal celebrations of this holiday began in the 1870s when it was called Admission Day. Nevada Day became a state holiday in 1933 the State Legislature passed a bill, introduced by Senator Ira L. Winters of Carson City designating Oct. 31st as “Nevada Day” as well as a discretionary holiday. Parades and pageants commemorating Nevada’s history along with the usual gatherings of pioneers were among the festivities.

In 2000, the Nevada Legislature moved the holiday's observance to the last Friday of October, hoping to generate interest in the holiday with a three-day weekend.

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