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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.

Is Kansas Day a Public Holiday?

This is not a public holiday. Government and public offices, businesses, and schools are not closed on this day but may hold special events and outreach programs to commemorate the annual observance.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2017SunJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2018MonJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2019TueJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2020WedJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2021FriJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2022SatJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2023SunJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2024MonJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2025WedJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2026ThuJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas
2027FriJan 29Kansas DayState ObservanceKansas

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