National New Jersey Day:
Celebrated on July 27th every year. The day is to recognize the third colony to join the union, New Jersey.
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Why New Jersey Day?
The day is to recognize the third colony to join the union, New Jersey, an U.S state which is few miles from the Atlantic coast and being nick named as “The Garden State” by Abraham browning in 1897 since it is full of garden and farmers where agriculture was the predominant occupation at that time. Being the fourth smallest and third wealthiest state, it has 9 million residents as of 2017 and ranks the highest populated state.
The province of New Jerry is well embedded in the History since it was chosen as the war site during the American Revolutionary War. It consisted of more numbers of museums, halls of fame and religious associations.Thus, this day is created to explore more and to recognize its prominence during war times.
How we can Celebrate National New Jersey Day:
Explore more about the origin of this day and post your findings using this hastag #NewJerseyDay on the social media. Furthermore, share more about the history, art, nature, treasures and the origin of New Jersey and historical events using this hashtag #IncredibleNewJersey.
Interesting Facts About New Jersey Day:
- The brother of King Charles II and the Duke of York named the state as “New Jersey” to honor the works of Sir George Carteret who was the then governor of Jersey, a British island.
- The Native Americans lived in the New Jersey before some 10000 years ago. They were termed as “Delaware Indians” means genuine people. Even now some of the communities live alongside the coast.
- During the colonial times in 1524, it was called as New Netherland and the land was under the control of Dutch.
- During the year 1664, the Dutch lost it to the British Empire and it was officially proclaimed as New Jersey. During the revolutionary war era, few supported British rule and few joined the rebels. Due to the outburst, it was declared as an independent state in the year 1776.
- New Jersey acted as a war site since it is geographically near to New York and Philadelphia .Perhaps, British and colonies battled about 100 times in New Jersey during the American revolutionary war with the state joining the colonial side.
The few more information about New Jersey:
State Seal – The state’s seal is yellow in color and it is depicted with the images of Helmet and Horse Head, Women with a Liberty cap, shield that represents independence, Liberty, agriculture respectively.Moreover, a women on the right is the roman goddess and she holds a basket, called a cornucopia that was filled with fruits and vegetables produced in New Jersey.
State Flag – New Jersey’s flag has background with yellow color and is featured with the state’s seal.
State Flower – The Violet flower, since it is commonly found in all parts of the state.
State Bird – The Eastern Goldfinch, chosen by the school children during year 1951.However, the reason for the selection is unknown within research.
State Tree – The Red Oak, since it is hard, durable, strong, heavy and excellent wood. In addition, its acorns, leaves provide food for a number of wildlife species.
State Bug – The Honeybee, since it is an inspiration of hard working nature and it pollinates violet, the state flower.
State Animal – The Horse, since horses play a prominent role in Farming.
State Fish- the Brook Trout, since the origin of Brook Trout is New Jersey.
State Shell – The Knobbed Whelk, since it is commonly found in New Jersey beaches.
State Fruit – The Blueberry, since it is first cultivated in Whites bog village, New Jersey. New Jersey constitutes a considerable percentage in blueberry production after Michigan and Hammonton of New Jersey is termed as the “Blueberry Capital of the World”.
History of New Jersey Day:
Within the research, we are unable to locate the origin of this day.