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National Mississippi Day – November 30, 2023

National Mississippi day is celebrated on November 30 every year. It is a holiday dedicated to honoring the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi was the 20th state to join the union of the United States. It has had a great influence on the music industry. It also has historical relevance in the civil rights movement. It helped to influence the resolutions of interracial conflicts. The state is named after the Mississippi River which flows through its western boundary. The river is one of the most iconic U.S. landmarks. It is also a fun addition to spelling games. The Mississippi is home to many people who are proud of their state and are happy to celebrate it.

History of National Mississippi Day

The first National Mississippi Day took place on November 30 in 2017. It is a special holiday that is used to bring awareness to the state, its history, and current affairs. It is an opportunity to bring to light all the things that make the state of Mississippi so unique. It is also an opportunity to promote environmental conservation of the state land and river Mississippi. During the early 20th century, the state made huge contributions to southern literature. It produced a series of novels on the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha and its generations. It was created by William Faulkner who went on to receive the Nobel Prize in 1949.

Mississippi Delta can take credit for the genesis of Delta blues, country music, rock and roll, jazz, and gospel music. The people living in the state have had a great impact on the evolution of American music. Music is popular among people from all walks of life. It was often the common thing that brought people together and fostered unity. Around the early 21st century, the state of Mississippi was already experiencing considerable progress in its economic, social, and political development. It can be considered to be one of America’s most progressive states.

National Mississippi Day is a holiday that helps to keep the history of the state alive. The spirit of the holiday helps to inspire the citizens. They feel a special love and appreciation for the state and feel motivated to accomplish more for themselves and their homeland.

National Mississippi Day timeline

20th century
Mississippi Contributes To Literature

The state of Mississippi makes significant contributions to American literature.

1949
Faulkner Wins the Nobel Prize

William Faulkner wins the Nobel Prize for his novels on the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha and its generations.

1960
Mississippi Survives the War

Mississippi went through uncertain, turbulent, and violent times during the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

2017
The First Mississippi Day is Held

The first National Mississippi Day is officially held on November 30.

National Mississippi Day FAQs

What does Mississippi mean?

The word Mississippi was coined by the Ojibwa tribe. It was derived from the native word for the river which was ‘messipi’, meaning ‘Big River’.

Is Mississippi small?

Mississippi is a small state compared to most states in the U.S.

Are there forests in Mississippi?

Forests constitute about 63% of the state’s land area. This amounts to about 19.5 million acres of land.

National Mississippi Day Activities

  1. Visit Mississippi

    Take a trip to the beautiful state of Mississippi. You can enjoy all the amazing views and activities the state has to offer.

  2. Learn about Mississippi

    Take the time to learn more about Mississippi. You’ll discover more about the state’s history and achievements.

  3. Enjoy art from Mississippi

    The state has produced many successful artists. You can read books by recognized Mississippian authors and listen to music from Mississippian musicians.

5 Interesting Facts About Mississippi

  1. Residents attend church

    Mississippi is home to regular churchgoers and has more churches compared to any other state in America.

  2. It prints Bibles

    The state is home to the largest Bible-binding plant in Greenwood.

  3. Hosts the largest shrimp

    The Old Spanish Fort Museum displays the world’s largest Shrimp, Pascagoula.

  4. It is catfish capital

    Belzoni in Mississippi is considered to be the catfish capital of the world.

  5. Home to the rarest crane

    The rarest crane in North America is the Sandhill Crane which can be found in Jackson County.

Why We Love National Mississippi Day

  1. It brings awareness to the state

    The holiday is an opportunity to spread awareness about Mississippi. People understand more about the state and what it has to offer.

  2. It highlights people’s work

    The celebrations help to bring light to work created by people in the state. It is important to celebrate the contributions of citizens.

  3. It creates unity

    The festivities of National Mississippi Day help to foster unity among people. It creates a love for the state that helps bond the citizens.

National Mississippi Day dates

YearDateDay
2023November 30Thursday
2024November 30Saturday
2025November 30Sunday
2026November 30Monday
2027November 30Tuesday

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