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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?

Even though Kansas Day falls on Saturday, January 29, 2022, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in the United States.

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
2016FriJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2017SunJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2018MonJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2019TueJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2020WedJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2021FriJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2022SatJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2023SunJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2024MonJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2025WedJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas
2026ThuJan 29Kansas DayState ObservationKansas

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