It’s Nevada Day, too

October 31, 2006 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Most of my childhood memories are from Nevada.  I grew up in Reno and moved away when I was an 18 year old new recruit for the US Army.  One of the things I remember most about Halloween in Nevada was that it wasn’t just Halloween.  A fact that was drilled into every student in a Nevada school is that October 31st also means Nevada Day – the day the state was admitted to the union.  There was always a parade (it was held this last Saturday, according to the news I’ve read from the state) and various celebrations to partake in throughout the day.  I never attended a parade, something I regret now – but hey, I guess Mom didn’t care to partake so I didn’t either.  If  I’m ever out there for Nevada Day in the future though, you can bet I’ll be a part. 

From the Nevada News:  Video: Nevadans Celebrate State’s Birthday

Pictures:  RGJ.com: Nevada Day Parade

Articles:  KRNV, RGJ

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