National Kentucky Day – A Day for Kentuckians, held annually On October 19, National Kentucky Day recognizes the 15th state to be granted statehood. Kentucky became a State just prior to Tennessee, by four years.
Kentucky is the Commonwealth (state) just North of me. Plus the state where my wife, Heather is from. Kentucky is a Commonwealth. There are four states that are commonwealths:
National Kentucky Day
Song: My Old Kentucky Home
This is the song my wife and I sing when either one of us enter Kenutcky. (or both of us together).
Tree: Tulip Popular
Bird: Northern Cardinal
Rock: Kentucky Agate
Wild Animal: gray squirrel
Fish: Kentucky spotted bass
Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly
State Motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” adopted 1942
Official Latin Motto: “Deo gratiam habeamus” (“Let us be grateful to God”), adopted 20
Slogan: Kentucky Unbridled Spirit
Nickname: Bluegrass State
Became a state: June 1, 1792 (14th State to Join)
Commonwealth: Actually Kentucky is not a state, it is known as a commonwealth.
Check out National Tennessee Day
First Published October 30, 2017. Last republished or updated October 18, 2018.