It’s Nevada Day, too
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