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When is Pioneer Day in 2024?

Pioneer Day in 2024 is on the Wednesday, 24th of Jul (7/24/2024).

Pioneer Day is on the 206th day of 2024. There are 160 days left in the year.

Pioneer Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 24, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Parade, watch a documentary, visit the Pioneer Memorial Museum
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Pioneer Day is sometimes called The Holiday by most locals. The holiday commemorates Brigham Young and Mormon pioneers' arrival into the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, in 1847.

What is Pioneer Day?

In the mid-1840s, Brigham Young led the Mormon saints from Nauvoo Illinois, where they had been evicted and their religious leader, Joseph Smith, murdered. They went west seeking refuge and an isolated land where they could practice their religion and hence be free from religious prosecution. Their trek was full of hardships as they crossed the plains and went over the Rocky Mountains. Many of them died of diseases, but about 2000 of them managed to get to Utah safely. They soon started farming, built a dam, and soon, it became the promised land. A day was set aside as a holiday as a means to honor the arrival of pioneers in Utah.

When is Pioneer Day?

Pioneer Day is observed in Utah on July 24th every year. The first Pioneer Day was in 1849, and it has been celebrated every year since then.

Is Pioneer Day a public holiday?

It is a state holiday in Utah. The day carries a lot of significance, especially for the members of the Mormon faith.

What is open or closed on Pioneer Day?

Pioneer Day is a state holiday and, therefore, a day off to the general population. State offices, educational institutions, organizations, and most businesses remain closed. Public transport operates on holiday timetable, but in some areas, it does not operate at all.

Things to do on Pioneer Day

Regardless of your faith, Pioneer Day is a time for celebration. It is the best time to learn about the history and traditions of Mormons than now. Head to the library or watch a documentary about them. You will be surprised to discover exciting facts about Mormons that helped them shape the United States. It would also be interesting to realize that Mormonism is among the fastest-growing religions in the United States.

You could also visit the Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City. The museum, which is run by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, is packed with old pioneer relics such as Brigham Young's wagon and an old piano that made it across the plains back in the 18th century.

Similarly, head to Salt Lake Valley and be part of the many different events that take place there. The most popular being the Days of '47 Parade. The parade features a procession of bands, performers, entertainers, clowns, horses, and floats. Indeed, these are great family activities, especially if you have kids.

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List of State Holidays of Utah in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Washington & Lincoln Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24Pioneer Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day