Flag of NevadaIt was originally called “Admission Day” and celebrated by the Pacific Coast Pioneer Society back in the 1870s, and October 31 became a state-recognized holiday in 1933.

However, the date was tweaked in 2000 to the final Friday of October in the hopes that a three-day weekend would gain greater participation. It also avoids the coinciding of the holiday with Halloween, though occasionally it still does fall on October 31.

Nevada Day is the biggest statehood celebration in the whole United States, and the main attraction is the Carson Parade in downtown Carson City, the state capital.