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Colorado Day in United States

Quick Facts

Colorado Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state’s birthday on August 1, 1876, and its history.

Local names

NameLanguage
Colorado DayEnglish
Día del ColoradoSpanish
יום קולורדוHebrew
يوم كولورادوArabic
콜로라도 주Korean
Colorado DayGerman

Colorado Day 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Colorado Day 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015
List of dates for other years

Colorado Day is celebrated on August 1 each year in Colorado, a western state of the United States (U.S.).

Denver State Capitol Building with Mountain View

Denver State Capitol Building with mountain view, in Colorado.

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Celebrate Colorado Day

Some museums offer free admissions to the public and a number of businesses in Colorado offer special deals or discounts for products and services to celebrate the day.

Public life

Colorado Day is a state observance on August 1. It is not a public holiday in the U.S., so most businesses, public offices, schools and colleges are open except for if the date falls on a non-working day.

About Colorado Day

On August 1, 1876, president Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as a state. Colorado Day was celebrated as a state holiday on August 1 for many years, and then was moved to the first Monday in August, most likely after the time the U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill in 1968. The day no longer became a public holiday, but rather an observance, when the state started observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a public holiday in 1985.

Colorado Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
WedAug 11990Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
ThuAug 11991Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SatAug 11992Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SunAug 11993Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
MonAug 11994Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
TueAug 11995Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
ThuAug 11996Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
FriAug 11997Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SatAug 11998Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SunAug 11999Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
TueAug 12000Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
WedAug 12001Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
ThuAug 12002Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
FriAug 12003Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SunAug 12004Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
MonAug 12005Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
TueAug 12006Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
WedAug 12007Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
FriAug 12008Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SatAug 12009Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SunAug 12010Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
MonAug 12011Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
WedAug 12012Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
ThuAug 12013Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
FriAug 12014Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SatAug 12015Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
MonAug 12016Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
TueAug 12017Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
WedAug 12018Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
ThuAug 12019Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado
SatAug 12020Colorado DayLocal observanceColorado

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