National Vermont Day is celebrated on October 12 every year. The day honors the state’s rich culture with fun and educational activities. The state of Vermont is one of the first to officially abolish slavery and gain independence from European settlement. For everyone, excursions to museums are held, nature is studied, sweets are prepared with Vermont maple syrup.
The birth of this holiday goes back to 1791, this year Vermont officially became the 14th state and joined the United States. It was a significant day in the history of the state, Vermont got rid of the rule of the British and French.
On National Vermont Day, Vermonters celebrate their Independence Day and share the state’s history with the next generation. Of paramount importance are the brave men and women who have contributed to making Vermont the state it is today. Vermont is now surrounded by lush and picturesque landscapes and the history of this beauty is rich and interesting.
On National Vermont Day, let’s remember these facts about this state:
- On June 2, 1777, Dr. Thomas Young proposed the name “Vermont”, repelling the French expression “Les verts monts”, which translates as “green mountains”;
- On March 4, 1791, Vermont becomes the 14th state of the United States;
- On November 25, 1858, the state of Vermont officially and legally bans slavery;
- Billboards with advertising are banned in Vermont: there are only four states in the United States with such a ban, including Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii and Maine.
How to celebrate
There are several ways to celebrate this day. Vermont has beautiful nature, this day is the time to visit the state and take a walk through the pristine and alluring nature. After the walk, you can enjoy the food industry of Vermont and buy Ben & Jerry’s signature ice cream, try excellent local cheeses and maple syrup. If you have children, tell them the history of the state and how the people of Vermont played a major role in the American Civil War.
When is National Vermont Day celebrated in 2022?
National Vermont Day is observed on October 12 each year.