National Tennessee Day – Day for for Tennessee. Each year on October 26 is National Tennessee Day. Plus, check out the state symbols for Tennessee.
National Tennessee Day
Song: Rocky Top plus 9 other songs
Flower: Iris & Purple Passion Flower & Tennessee Coneflower
Bird: Mocking Bird & Bobwhite Quail
Fruit: tomato famous in Grainger County, the county north of me
Fish: Smallmouth bass and channel catfish
Wild animal: raccoon
Horse: Tennessee Walking Horse
Reptile: Eastern Box Turtle
Insects: Lightning bug (firefly) & Ladybug & Honeybee
Butterfly: Zebra Swallowtail
Motto: agriculture and commerce
Slogan: Tennessee – America at its Best
Rocks: Agate (Cryptocrystalline quartz) and Limestone
Dance: Square Dance
Flag: Mainly red with a blue circle with white border and three white stars (Three parts of Tennessee – Middle, East & West). It also as a band on the right side, one is blue and a thin white band beside that.
Became a state: June 1, 1796 (16th State to join the Union)
Nickname: Volunteer State during the war of 1812
Notice Tennessee seems to have a lot of State items in each group
First published pubilshed October 30, 2017. Republished October 25, 2018.