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When is Pioneer Day in 2023?

Pioneer Day in 2023 is on the Monday, 24th of Jul (7/24/2023).

Pioneer Day is on the 205th day of 2023. There are 160 days left in the year.

Pioneer Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 24, 2023
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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.

Pioneer Day Observances

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List of State Holidays of Utah in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Washington & Lincoln Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24Pioneer Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Veteran's Day Holiday
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 23, 2023Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day