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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.

The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.
The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.
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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.

Public Life

Kansas Day is not a public holiday, but it is a state-wide observation. Offices, banks, businesses and schools are usually open.

Background

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
FriJan 292010Kansas DayObservance 
SatJan 292011Kansas DayObservance 
SunJan 292012Kansas DayObservance 
TueJan 292013Kansas DayObservance 
WedJan 292014Kansas DayObservance 
ThuJan 292015Kansas DayObservance 
FriJan 292016Kansas DayObservance 
SunJan 292017Kansas DayObservance 
MonJan 292018Kansas DayObservance 
TueJan 292019Kansas DayObservance 
WedJan 292020Kansas DayObservance 

Quick Facts

Kansas Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state's admission to the Union in 1861.

Kansas Day 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Kansas Day 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Kansas DayEnglish
Día de KansasSpanish
יום קנזסHebrew
كانساس يومArabic
캔자스 주Korean
Kansas-TagGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in January 2017 in the United States

Fun Holiday on January 29, 2017

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