National Michigan Day
National Michigan Day:
Celebrated on January 18th, every year. The day is for all Michigan’s to celebrate in their own way.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on January 18th:
Why Michigan Day?
It’s Michigan Day.The day is for all Michigan’s to celebrate in their own way.
Let us recall few things about Michigan on this day,
Michigan, fondly called as “The Great Lake State”, it is bordered by four of the Great five lakes namely Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario and superior. Michigan is the only state that encompasses both the lower and upper peninsulas. Apart from this, it also includes more than 69000 ponds and inland lakes. Michigan is the main economic power in automobile industry, perhaps, the “Big Three” that refers to the three largest and famous automobile manufacturers General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have their companies in Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is an important tourist destination due to the enormous natural features.
How we can Celebrate National Michigan Day:
Post some interesting facts about Michigan using this hashtag #MichiganDay on the social media. Celebrate this day by visiting Michigan. Let us applaud the heritage of Michigan on this day by exploration.
Happy Michigan Day.
Interesting Facts About National Michigan Day:
Michigan is one of the eight states in the Great Lakes Region.
The Nickname of Michigan is “The Great Lake State”. The Other nicknames are “The Mitten State”, “Winter Wonderland” and “The Wolverine State”.
Detroit is the largest City in Michigan whereas Lansing is the capital of the State.
The motto of Michigan States is “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you”.
Michigan ranks 11th in the Land Area and 10th populous state of the United States.
The official language of Michigan is English and it is the prominent language spoken by almost 91 percent of the Michigan residents. Other notable spoken languages are Spanish and Arabic.
The highest mountain in Michigan is “Mount Aryan” which is almost 603 metres high above the sea level.
Michigan has more number of golf courses that any other state.
The top places to visit in Michigan are,
Upper Peninsula: Like Detroit, it is also an important tourist destination spot mainly because of its richness in natural phenomenon.
Detroit: Nicknamed as “Motor City”, it become one of the important tourist destinations due to its historical places and architectural monuments. It attracts more than 19 million people annually.
Lake Erie: It produces the snow during the winter times. The entire Lake will be covered with snow that naturally mesmerizes anyone who pass by. Moreover, the ice will be very hard, thick and firm so that it would be possible to travel using an iceboat. Normally, people of Michigan use iceboats to travel and enjoy the winter. You can reach the state of Ontario, Canada.
The other notable places in Michigan are Mackinac Island (Mackinac Bridge that connects upper and Lower Peninsula and Mackinac bridge museum), Mt.Pleasant, Sleeping Bear Dunes National lakeshore, Lake Superior, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park etc.
Might be,I have missed some. Please post it in the comment section.
Thanks and again, “Happy Michigan Day”.
History of National Michigan Day:
The origin of this day is unknown. However, the history of Michigan itself is dated back to the 17th century. Michigan was discovered and colonized by the French colonists and was a part of France. Later, after the defeat of France in “French and Indian War”, it was surrendered to British and became a territory under British rule. During the American Revolutionary war, Britain lost it and gave up the power to the United States. After few decades, it became the 26th state to join the United States in the year 1836.