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Kansas Day in United States

Quick Facts

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

Local names

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

Kansas Day 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kansas Day 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015
List of dates for other years

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.

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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
MonJan 291990Kansas DayObservance 
TueJan 291991Kansas DayObservance 
WedJan 291992Kansas DayObservance 
FriJan 291993Kansas DayObservance 
SatJan 291994Kansas DayObservance 
SunJan 291995Kansas DayObservance 
MonJan 291996Kansas DayObservance 
WedJan 291997Kansas DayObservance 
ThuJan 291998Kansas DayObservance 
FriJan 291999Kansas DayObservance 
SatJan 292000Kansas DayObservance 
MonJan 292001Kansas DayObservance 
TueJan 292002Kansas DayObservance 
WedJan 292003Kansas DayObservance 
ThuJan 292004Kansas DayObservance 
SatJan 292005Kansas DayObservance 
SunJan 292006Kansas DayObservance 
MonJan 292007Kansas DayObservance 
TueJan 292008Kansas DayObservance 
ThuJan 292009Kansas DayObservance 
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 

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