Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in the American state of Utah , with some celebrations taking place in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers . Similar to July 4, many local and all state -run government offices and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day .
On Pioneer Day , state offices and banks are closed , employees have the day off, and there are parades and fireworks throughout the state.
July 24, 1847
Days of ’47 events honoring pioneer heritage take place throughout the entire state, but mostly in the Salt Lake City area every summer throughout the month of July. The highlights include the rodeo and the parade on the 24th.
20 Things to do on Pioneer Day in Utah Provo Pioneer Village. We love this fun little village. This is the Place Heritage Park. Gardner Village Historic Scavenger Hunt. Family Search Center. Holt Farmstead Park. Beehive House. Brigham Young Winter House. Jacob Hamblin house.
The Beehive State’s birthday is Wednesday but it is not a federal holiday. The U.S. Postal Service is open for business and so is the Social Security Administration. Locally run businesses may be closed so it is advised to call ahead to see if they’re observing the holiday.
Beginning Sunday , U.S. Postal Service carriers will deliver packages seven days a week through Christmas in 22 Utah cities, from Logan to St. “During the holidays, we’re raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery , providing excellent service and reliability that only Santa can compete with.”
Memorial Day May 31. Independence Day July 5 (observed) Pioneer Day ( Utah only) July 24.
Does the mail come in Utah on July 24? He better. If I have to work then everyone should!! Yes it does !
Polygamy is essentially decriminalized in Utah under a bill signed into law . SALT LAKE CITY — Polygamy has essentially been decriminalized under a bill signed into law by Utah’s governor. On Saturday, the governor signed Senate Bill 102 into law .
Utah is known for having some of the best skiing in the country, and the mountains near Salt Lake City receive an average of 500 inches of snow per year. During the 19th century many Mormons settled in Utah , and today approximately 60 percent of state’s residents are members of the church.
24, 2006 at 4:26 p.m. Shelley Osterloh ReportingThis is the 159th anniversary of the arrival of the Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. The parade has been called the “Days of 47 ” only since 1947. It was the first parade marking the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.
Heber Valley: Heber City will hold its annual Fiddlers n’ Fireworks event on the 24th . Fireworks will launch from Charleston’s city park around 10 p.m.
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