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Louisiana State Day

"Louisiana Day- April 30th"

Louisiana State Day: Louisiana Day April 30th

April 30th

Adopted in 1954

Did you know that April 30, is a special day in Louisiana?

In 1954, Legislative Act No. 54 designated April 30 of each year as Louisiana Day.

This was the official date of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and it was also the official date of the admission of Louisiana into the Union in 1812.

Louisiana State Day: "Louisiana Day" April 30th

Louisiana Legislative Act No. 54 reads:

"April 30th of each year is hereby designated as 'Louisiana Day,' which shall not be a legal holiday. All civic and educational organizations and groups, and all service organizations and the governing authorities of all parishes and municipalities are urged to sponsor and arrange programs in celebration of said day, in order to acquaint the citizenship of our state and especially the young people, with its wealth, romance and legends and to stimulate our pride in its position of importance among its sister states.

The Governor is urged to issue his proclamation each year in advance of said day, calling upon all its citizens to display replicas of its seal, its flag, its flower and all other insignia emblematic of the great State of Louisiana, in order to inspire its youth in the study of the lives of its distinguished citizens, past and contemporary."

Louisiana Law

The law designating the April 30th as the official Louisiana state "Louisiana Day" is found in the Louisiana Statutes, Title 49, Section RS 49:168

TITLE 49 - State administration

RS 49:158. Louisiana Day

A. April 30th of each year is hereby designated as "Louisiana Day", which shall not be a legal holiday.

B. All civic and educational organizations and groups, and all service organizations and the governing authorities of all parishes and municipalities are urged to sponsor and arrange programs in celebration of said day, in order better to acquaint the citizenship of our state and particularly its young people, with its wealth, history, romance and legends and to stimulate our pride in its position of importance among its sister states.

C. The governor is urged to issue his proclamation each year in advance of said day, calling upon all its citizens to display replicas of its seal, its flag, its flower and all other insignia emblematic of the great state of Louisiana, in order to inspire its youth in the study of the lives of its distinguished citizens, past and contemporary.

Acts 1954, No. 44, §1-3.

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