National Indiana Day:
Celebrated annually on November 16th, the National Indiana Day is dedicated to honoring the union of Indiana to the United States of America. It was the second state from the Northwest Territory and the 19th state to join the union. Indiana has more to offer than the railroads, highways, and corn! Stay close as we explore more about this heartland!
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Why National Indiana Day?
National Indiana Day is all about celebrating the state of Indiana for its history, union with the U.S.and for everything it has to offer.
If you have to remember something about Indiana, it’s their love for soulful music and Basketball!
Indiana became the 19th state to be part of the union with the United States on December 11, 1816.
Therefore Indiana Day is observed by the state of Indiana as a legal holiday. It was first initiated by the Indiana General Assembly in 1925 to observe the Indiana Day on December 11th.
The State of Indiana has a steep history due to its part in the American Civil War. It sheltered runaway slaves and its Underground railroads were used to send over 2,000 slaves to find their freedom in the north.
Indiana also played a significant part in the development of the National Railroads in the 1930s, and was titled the “Crossroads of America”.
It has a diverse cultural segment reflecting the settlement of people in various regions. It’s Northernmost region was occupied by people from New England and New York, the central region has inhabitants of migrants from Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio, whereas the southern region has inhabitants mostly from Tennessee and Kentucky.
Indiana holds the rural feel even amidst the urban uproar with its abundant rivers, farmlands, and streams! The state continues to inspire the world being contributors to Soulful music, poetry, and its Authors.
It is one of the best places for business as it is home to various industries from Mines, financial sectors, agriculture, entertainment to research!
How Can We Observe National Indiana Day?
- Learn more about Indiana History
Take this day to know more about Indiana History and the fantastic culture of the Native American tribes in the state. There are plenty of resources available on the internet or a visit to the library is one of the best ways to observe this day. If you don’t like reading, you might visit one of the museums to get a glimpse of Indiana. Share your pictures and thoughts on social media using hashtags #NationalIndianaDay #IndianaDay
- Visit the civil war sites
If it’s possible to visit Indiana or you happen to be in Indiana, celebrate the day by visiting the civil war site to learn about the battle of Tippecanoe and other battles as well as other historical sites. Check out the George Rogers Clark Historic Site in Vincennes.
- Explore the food and music of Indiana
It’s difficult to celebrate any day without food and music! So take time to explore the Indiana delicacies, drinks, and the soulful music they are popular across the globe. You might get started with their signature dishes – persimmon pudding, sugar cream pie, and the pork tenderloin sandwiches.
- Watch a Basketball match!
The people of Indiana love their Basketball game! So if basketball matches are being organized, go cheer up your favorite team and enjoy the day. Or just team up with friends and play basketball today and honor the state of Indiana.
Interesting Facts About National Indiana Day:
Here are some interesting facts about Indiana State that might amaze you!
- Indiana is known as Great Lakes State although it only shares 40 miles of Lake Michigan’s Shoreline.
- Indiana is called the world’s Covered Bridge Capital with 32 covered bridges in Parke County.
- On every Memorial Day weekend, you may witness the Indianapolis 500, motor race conducted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is one of the greatest sports extravaganzas in the world with nearly 300,000 people attending it.
- The Raggedy Ann doll was created in 1914 by Marcella Grulla of Indianapolis.
- The Crawfordsville has a working rotary jail with its cell blocks rotating. It is the only one of its kind known in the US. It was built in 1882 and until 1972 it was used as Montgomery jail. Now it is a Museum.
History Of National Indiana Day:
The records for choosing the date November 16th and year of the first observance are unknown as the official Indiana Day is celebrated on December 11th since 1925 as initiated by the Indiana General Assembly. The creator of this day remains unknown until further findings.