NATIONAL MISSOURI DAY – January 4, 2023

National Missouri Day is a day that celebrates the state of Missouri and its history. This year marks the 4th National Missouri Day celebration on November 11, 2022. The holiday commemorates the establishment of this great state in 1821 as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France for 15 million dollars. In honor of this eventful occasion, we have put together a list of events happening around the nation to celebrate!

Why Missouri Day?

Today, the day is a national observance to celebrate one of the wonderful states in America – Missouri. The state encompasses some famous cities like Springfield and Columbia with Jefferson City as its capital city

– which means that there are many things for you to get up to see while visiting this beautiful place!

History Of National Missouri Day

Anna Lee Brosius Korn is a school teacher who composed the former state song of Missouri. She was also convinced that it takes an entire day to honor our beautiful state, so they created this observance and now we all celebrate what would have been Mrs. Korns’s birthday each year!

National Missouri Day Celebration

Events are planned in every state under the theme of Freedom, Equality, and Unity. The President will give a speech that you don’t want to miss in the town square at noon on November 11th! Everyone celebrates by parading through their hometowns with flags waving high for our great country. Shops offer discounts all day, and families gather together to eat food that is uniquely Missouri.

National Missouri Day Celebrations Around The Nation! 

Missourians are very excited about this special day, but the celebrations don’t stop there! Check out these other events happening around our great nation on National Missouri Day (11/11) in 2022:

Atlanta, GA: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents the best of Missouri composers, including Scott Joplin at halftime.

Boston, MA: Boston Day Parade for all our Patriots out there! 

Chicago, IL: Join in on pizza parties and costume contests with your favorite St. Louis Cardinals baseball players! 

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: A day of community service is planned at the local children’s hospital! 

Washington, DC: The National Mall will be filled with a variety of food trucks from around Missouri. You won’t want to miss it!

Portland, OR: Come out and play in Oregon on National Missouri Day- pick your sport! Cricket? Tennis? Softball? Yes, please!

Las Vegas, NV: The Las Vegas National Missouri Day parade is a must-see this year. Check out the best floats and don’t miss your chance to win big in one of their many casinos for that extra cash you’ll need after all the festivities have taken place today. 

Honolulu, HI: Celebrate with the locals at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki.

Houston, TX: The Houston Rockets will be hosting a National Missouri Day party for all of their sports fans! Don’t miss out on this fun event and get your tickets today. 

San Diego, CA: Celebrate with our neighbors to the south by heading down to Balboa Park. There will be a parade, food trucks from Missouri, and more!

Denver, CO: It’s National Missouri Day in Colorado too? You bet it is- come out to the parade on November 11th for this special day! 

Seattle/Tacoma, WA: The Washington State Fairgrounds are hosting an event with food, games, and much more! 

Atlanta, GA: T-Dubs will be hosting a Texas Rangers vs Atlanta Braves game for those who love sports. Grab your tickets now as they’re selling out fast!

Philadelphia/Lancaster County PA: Get ready to celebrate in Pennsylvania at the Dutch Country Farmers Market on November 11th from 11 a.m.-11 p.m!

New York City, NY: Join us in the Big Apple for fun and fireworks at Coney Island on National Missouri Day- you won’t want to miss it! 

Los Angeles/Orange County, CA: Get ready for an epic blacklight party with glow sticks galore from 11 p.m.-12 a.m! 

San Francisco, CA: Come out to California and join the locals for National Missouri Day- you won’t want to miss it! 

Interesting Facts About National Missouri Day:

Missouri is a state of great contrasts, where the mighty Mississippi River charges through its middle. Missourians are known for their hospitality and forthrightness; visitors to our scenic landscapes will find friendly people with rich history who love nothing more than sharing tales over coffee or fixing you up on some fine wine from homegrown grapes!

The nicknames “Show Me State,” Cave State”, The Lead State”, ‘The Bullion’and Mother Of West which shows how much we care about our natural resources as well as being called “the Pennsylvania west side” due to all those Iron Mountain located within it that bring together mines iron ore gold silver coal mining boom towns frontier justice murder trial lawmen and cowboys.

The state is known for the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Pony Express, Missouri mules (the official mascot of Missouri State University), The Ozark Mountains, Branson entertainment center with country music stars, St Louis Cardinals baseball team in Busch Stadium STL home to MLB Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst.

The state got its name after the Missouri River, which is named after the indigenous Missouri Indians who lived along with it, The official state motto is “Salus Populi suprema lex ” (Latin for “Let health be made the highest law”) and people use this when signing their mail with the postmark which is the state motto.

The star on the Missouri flag represents Missouri’s status as part of what was then called “the Louisiana Purchase”, The red and white stripes represent valor/courage, purity, vigilance, justice & truthfulness!

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Our motto is Salus Populi Suprema Lex which is “Let health be made the highest law” and we have a National Missouri Day to celebrate our state, culture. We hope you enjoy your time here! It’s truly a special place with great people! 

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