National Vermont Day - October 12
Thu, Oct 12, 2023

National Vermont Day

National Vermont Day is celebrated annually on October 12th. It honors the state’s rich history, culture, and independence. It was on this day in 1791 that Vermont officially became the 14th state of the United States, and the first to officially abolish slavery.


National Vermont Day marks the day in 1791 when Vermont gained independence from European settlement, and officially became the 14th state of the United States. This day is a celebration of the brave men and women who have contributed to making Vermont the state it is today.

Interesting facts

  • 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 became the 14th state of the United States.
  • On November 25, 1858, the state of Vermont officially and legally abolished 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 take part

On National Vermont Day, Vermonters celebrate their independence and share the state’s history with the next generation. Activities such as excursions to museums, nature studies, and the preparation of sweets with Vermont maple syrup are popular. The state also has beautiful nature, making it a great time to explore and appreciate the pristine landscapes. Visitors can also enjoy the food industry of Vermont, such as Ben & Jerry’s signature ice cream, delicious local cheeses, and maple syrup. If you have children, it’s also a great opportunity to teach 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 2023?

National Vermont Day is observed on October 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 12 2023
Saturday October 12 2024
Sunday October 12 2025
Monday October 12 2026

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