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.

 

Enter to win bannerNevada students are invited to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2018 Nevada Radon Poster Contest, offered by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program.

The contest ends Oct. 31.

The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools.

Children can also enter through a sponsoring group, such as art, computer, library, reading, science, scouting, youth or 4-H clubs.

Details can be found on the website.

Clip art of man in hammockAll Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. Regular hours, 8am to 5pm, will resume on September 5. Thank you.