Happy 161st Kansas Day – January 29, 2022

Happy Kansas Day 2022. It was on this date in 1861 Kansas became a state. It was first celebrated in 1877 as an unofficial holiday – http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/kansas-day/. It is not a public holiday.

From the link above:

  • It’s illegal to hunt whales in Kansas

More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_Day.

When I lived in Bird City during the anniversary of Kansas becoming a state, the men in town were expected to grow beards. That’s the first time I grew a beard. My beard didn’t turn out well since it was my first, but I wasn’t run out of town for not growing one. Not sure if they would have done it, but the town took certain traditions seriously.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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