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Celebrate Silver State statehood on Nevada Day

By October 22, 2013

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The Nevada Day 2013 parade will be on Saturday, October 26. The parade is the biggest Nevada Day event, but far from the only thing going on during a weekend of celebrating in Carson City. This will be the 149th anniversary of Nevada statehood.

Nevada was admitted to the Union as our 36th state on October 31, 1864. The official 2013 holiday for Nevada government will be on Friday, October 25 - state and local offices will be closed, including the DMV, courts, and libraries.

State of Nevada flag
State of Nevada flag.
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The Nevada Day Celebration is centered in Carson City, Nevada's first and only capital city. The theme for 2013 is Nevada Day Parade Celebrates 75 Years. The Nevada Day Parade Grand Marshal will be Mike Shaughnessy, a Carson City resident since 1937 and participant in the first Nevada Day parade in 1938. Various Nevada Day events will be spread over four days, from Thursday, October 24, through Sunday, October 27. Saturday's Nevada Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. and runs down Carson Street, from William Street on the north to Stewart Street on the south. The parade is well attended, so I'd get there early to stake out a good viewing spot.

Nevada Day 2013 is special in that is marks the beginning of a whole year of events leading up to Nevada's 150th Year Sesquicentennial in 2014. There will be numerous events and opportunities for citizen involvement throughout the year. For example, commemorative silver and copper medallions are being sold and you can get special 150th anniversary license plates from the DMV.

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