Welcome to another rendition of Holidays You May Not Have Known Existed!
You may not know it, but Utah has its own holiday, celebrating not just the Mormon pioneers, but anyone that settled here anytime before the railroad came through. It’s celebrated today!
July 24th is the same day that Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers first entered the valley back in 1847.
Local cities celebrate with rodeos, fairs, and parades. For those of us that are transplants to the state, there is another important aspect to the holiday: more fireworks! I grew up in a part of California where even the simplest fireworks are illegal, so I love creating my own fireworks show. I giggle like a little kid.
Of course, I have another reason to love the fireworks. Sometimes, when the 24th is on a Sunday (and even when it’s not), people light fireworks on July 23rd, which you found out yesterday is my birthday. It’s like the whole valley celebrates! I know it’s not really for me, but it makes me feel a little special.
Do you have a local or statewide holiday? Do you get excited for fireworks like I do?
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