National Iowa Day
National Iowa Day:
Celebrated on February 8th, every year. This day is dedicated to Iowa.
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Why National Iowa Day?
The day is dedicated to Iowa, the Hawkeye State. With Des Moines as capita, Iowa is termed as one of the safest state in the United States. Initially an agriculture-centric state, it is acclaimed for its diverse economic factors that includes manufacturing, Information Technology, Biotechnology, etc. Moreover, Iowa is decorated with several natural lakes like West Okoboji Lake, Spirit Lake, and East Okoboji Lake, etc. Moreover, places like the State Historical Society of Iowa Museum, Drake University, Des Moines Art Center, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Adventureland ,Principal Riverwalk, the Iowa State Fair, Terrace Hill, Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino in Altoona, Living History Farms in Urbandale, Trainland USA in Colfax, annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Iowa Speedway and Valle Drive-In in Newton, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum, Davenport Skybridge, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Quad Cities, Quad City Air Show, etc. attract visitors contributing to the state economy.
How we can Celebrate National Iowa Day:
Use this hashtag #IowaDay to discuss about the history, Art, Food culture, heritage, hidden treasures, people, and destination spots of Iowa. Please visit the official website of Iowa, if you need to sort out any clarifications.
Interesting Facts About National Iowa Day:
The abbreviation of Iowa is “IA”.
The motto is “Our liberties we prize and our rights we wilt maintain”.
The flag is depicted with a bald eagle with a tri-color ribbon representing the state’s motto in it. The great seal of Iowa is depicted with a solder standing in a wheat field holding the nation’s flag and backgrounded by Mississippi river representing the state’s agricultural heritage. The Great Seal also comprises of a bald eagle with a tri-color ribbon representing the state’s motto in it.
Iowa is bordered by the giant rivers like Mississippi, Missouri and Big Sioux River. Iowa ranks 26th state in land area and 30th populous state with a total population of 3,14,5711 as of 2017, as estimated by United States census Burea.
English is the official and main spoken language followed by Spanish and German.
Hawkeye point is the highest natural elevation point with 509 meters above the sea level.
Iowa is the 29th state to join the American Union by the year 1846.
The term “Iowa” is actually a name of tribal community.
Iowa ranks 10th in Business (friendliness) and 17th in cost of Living as per the research output declared by the CNBC. Moreover, it hit the list in cost of doing business.
Iowa has 99 counties.
Indigenous American Indians first settled in Iowa before some 13000 years ago. Agriculture was the main occupation in that era. Nonetheless, after the Black Hawk War, the Indians were totally evacuated from Iowa eventually leading to the loss of Indian culture in the state.
Iowa was a part of France until 18th century. During the 19th century, the United States re-established its power in Iowa after which it was included as a part of American Union.
Iowa has an unprecedented growth in commercial manufacturing including machineries and agriculture based chemicals. The other notable agricultural deliverables are corn (19 percent of the country’s production), soybean (17 percent of the country’s production), hog (30 percent of the country’s production) and eggs (14 percent of the country’s production).
History of National Iowa Day:
The creator and origin of National Iowa Day is unknown.