Anaxagoras wrote:Is West Virginia Day really a thing that West Virginians celebrate? I've lived in other states and I don't really remember the state holiday being a thing. If there was a New York Day where I grew up, nobody I knew celebrated it or was even aware of it. Ditto for the other states where I was a resident.
It is in a few states. Nevada celebrates Nevada Day on the last weekend on October, and some workplaces (albeit mostly in the Reno and Carson area) give their employees the day off. We have a parade and a fair for it.
We used to have it on October 31 and we would move Halloween back to October 30 for it. So if you lived, say, right on the edge of California you got two Haloweens. You trick or treated in Nevada on the 30th and in California on the 31st. They changed that around the year 2000 or so