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|This holiday next takes place in 277 Days.|
|Commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on 31 October 1864|
Nevada Day is a regional state holiday observed in Nevada, USA.
Nevada Day is celebrated on the last Friday in October
History of Nevada Day
Nevada Day commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on 31 October 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.
Informal celebrations of this holiday began in the 1870s, when it was called Admission Day. Nevada Day became a state holiday in 1933 when its date was set as 31 October. The holiday was moved to the last Friday in October in 2000.