Kansas Day in the United States
On January 29 each year, residents of Kansas celebrate their state's birthday. Kansas Day has been observed annually since 1877.
What Do People Do?
Activities on Kansas Day center around museums, historic sites, schools and the Kansas State Capitol. Students are invited to explore the state's history, vote for their favorite famous Kansan and learn historic skills. The Kansas Republican Party traditionally holds its “Kansas Day Convention” on the same date.
Kansas Day is not a public holiday, but it is a state-wide observation. Offices, banks, businesses and schools are usually open.
Kansas entered the Union as the 34th state on January 29, 1861. On Kansas Day in 2011, the state celebrated its 150th birthday.
Kansas Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Fri||Jan 29||2010||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jan 29||2011||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jan 29||2012||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 29||2013||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 29||2014||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jan 29||2015||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Fri||Jan 29||2016||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jan 29||2017||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jan 29||2018||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 29||2019||Kansas Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 29||2020||Kansas Day||Observance|
Quick FactsKansas Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state's admission to the Union in 1861.
Kansas Day 2016Friday, January 29, 2016
Kansas Day 2017Sunday, January 29, 2017
Name in other languages
|Día de Kansas||Spanish|
Other holidays in January 2017 in the United States
- Last Day of Chanukah – Sunday, January 1, 2017
- New Year's Day – Monday, January 2, 2017
- Epiphany – Friday, January 6, 2017
- Orthodox Christmas Day – Saturday, January 7, 2017
- Lee Jackson Day – Friday, January 13, 2017
- Orthodox New Year – Saturday, January 14, 2017
- Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2017
- Robert E Lee's Birthday – Thursday, January 19, 2017
- Inauguration Day – Friday, January 20, 2017
- Chinese New Year – Saturday, January 28, 2017