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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?

Kansas Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

The Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.


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.


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 Type
2015ThuJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2016FriJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2017SunJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2018MonJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2019TueJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2020WedJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2021FriJan 29Kansas DayObservance
2022SatJan 29Kansas DayObservance
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2024MonJan 29Kansas DayObservance
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