National Alabama Day is dedicated to celebrating the US state, which got its name from the Indians living on these lands. With stunning natural landscapes and an abundance of unique attractions, it’s no wonder why the locals have long been in love with the beauty of the place. It’s great that the state has its own holiday!
In the middle of the 16th century, European settlers arrived in the territory of the modern state and created settlements. Then one part of it went to the Spanish colony, the second to the French kingdom. In the 18th century, France gave the lands to Great Britain, and she, in turn, gave them back to the United States. In 1819, the state received its official name – Alabama!
The state is home to many interesting and popular places, including Dauphin Island with its almost empty beaches, the famous city of Birmingham, the US Space Center, and the stunning Little River Canyon nature reserve with a variety of flora and fauna. Alabama is the birthplace of the father of modern country music, Hank Williams, who tragically died at the age of 29 but managed to glorify Alabama with his work. His fans still remember him and honor him on National Alabama Day and beyond.
- Alabama has an unspoken name – “Heart of the South.” Any American will understand what city they are talking about when they hear the phrase.
- The symbols of the region are the long-leaved pine and the black bear.
- In 1954, a meteorite fell on the state: it landed in the house of Elizabeth Hodges and hit her directly. Fortunately, the woman received only bruises.
- American astronauts who landed on the moon flew on a rocket made in Alabama.
- The first European to set foot on the lands of the modern state was the Spaniard Hernando de Soto. It happened in 1540.
How to take part
Celebrate National Alabama Day by taking a trip to its beautiful places. If that’s not possible, learn more about the state through documentaries and literature and celebrate the date with your friends!
When is National Alabama Day celebrated in 2023?
National Alabama Day is observed on December 14 each year.