National Kentucky Day

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.

National Kentucky Day

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:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Virginia.
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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

Horse: Thoroughbred

Dance: Clogging

Beverage: Milk

Fish: Kentucky spotted bass

Flower: Goldenrod

Fruit: BlackBerry

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 20, 2020.

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