Georgia Day

Georgia Day is the holiday which the U.S. state of Georgia recognizes in honor of its colonial founding as the Province of Georgia. On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe landed the first settlers in the Ann, at what was to become Georgia's first city (and later the first state capital), Savannah. Not a public holiday, it is observed on or around February 12 at the Georgia Day Parade hosted by the Georgia Historical Society as part of the Georgia History Festival, a two-week celebration of Georgia history.

Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States
Federal holidays
  • Christmas Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans Day
  • Washington's Birthday (Presidents Day)
Legal state holidays
  • Alabama Day (AL)
  • Alaska Day (AK)
  • Arbor Day (NE)
  • Bennington Battle Day (VT)
  • Casimir Pulaski Day (IL)
  • Cesar Chavez Day (CA, CO, TX)
  • Christmas Eve (KY, NC)
  • Confederate Heroes Day (TX)
  • Confederate Memorial Day (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (DE)
  • Election Day (CA, DE, HI, KY, MT, NJ, NY, OH, PR, WV)
  • Emancipation Day In Texas / Juneteenth (TX)
  • Emancipation Day (DC)
  • Evacuation Day (MA)
  • Family Day (NV)
  • Flag Day (FL, PA)
  • Georgia Day (GA)
  • Good Friday (CT, NC, PR)
  • Harvey Milk Day (CA)
  • Hawaii Admission Day / Statehood Day (HI)
  • Idaho Human Rights Day (ID)
  • Indiana Day (IN)
  • Jefferson's Birthday (AL)
  • Jefferson Davis Day (AL, FL)
  • Kamehameha Day (HI)
  • Lee–Jackson Day (formerly Lee–Jackson–King Day) (VA)
  • Lincoln's Birthday (CA, CT, IL, IN, MO, NJ, NY, WV)
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (TX)
  • Mardi Gras (FL, LA)
  • Maryland Day (MD)
  • Missouri Day (MO)
  • Native American Day (SD)
  • Native American Heritage Day (MD)
  • Nevada Day (NV)
  • New Jersey Day (NJ)
  • New Year's Eve (KY)
  • Pascua Florida Day (FL)
  • Patriots' Day (MA, ME)
  • Pioneer Day (UT)
  • Primary Election Day (WI)
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (HI)
  • Robert E. Lee Day (FL, GA)
  • Ronald Reagan Day (CA)
  • Rosa Parks Day (CA, OH)
  • Rosh Hashanah (TX)
  • San Jacinto Day (TX)
  • Service Reduction Day (MD)
  • Seward's Day (AK)
  • Susan B. Anthony Day (FL, WI, WV)
  • Texas Independence Day (TX)
  • Town Meeting Day (VT)
  • Truman Day (MO)
  • Victory Day (RI)
  • West Virginia Day (WV)
  • Yom Kippur (TX)
Municipal holidays with national significance
  • Malcolm X Day (Berkeley, CA)
  • Obama Day (Perry County, AL)
Observances and Ceremonies (Title 36)
  • Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
  • Child Health Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Father's Day
  • Gold Star Mothers Day
  • Law Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Loyalty Day
  • Mother's Day
  • National Aviation Day
  • National Day of Prayer
  • National Defense Transportation Day
  • National Freedom Day
  • National Grandparents Day
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
  • National Maritime Day
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • Pan American Aviation Day
  • Parents' Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • Stephen Foster Memorial Day
  • White Cane Safety Day
  • Women's Equality Day
  • Wright Brothers Day
Holidays with religious significance
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Christmas
  • Courir de Mardi Gras
  • Diwali
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Good Friday
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mahavir Jayanti
  • Mardi Gras
  • Palm Sunday
  • Passover
  • Ramadan
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Saint Joseph's Day
  • Saint Patrick's Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • Yom Kippur
Other holidays
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Festivus
  • Four Chaplains Day
  • Free Comic Book Day
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Halloween
  • May Day
  • National Doughnut Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • Pi Day
  • Record Store Day
  • Sweetest Day
  • Walpurgis Night
Weeks
  • Chinese New Year
  • Constitution Week
  • Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
  • Hanukkah
  • Honor America Days
  • Kwanzaa
  • National Payroll Week
  • National Poison Prevention Week
  • National School Lunch Week
  • Passover
  • Spring break
Months
  • American Heart Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Black History Month
  • Confederate History Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Ramadan
  • Women's History Month
Insular areas
  • Public holidays in Puerto Rico
  • Public holidays in the United States Virgin Islands


Famous quotes containing the words day and/or georgia:

    The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    I am perhaps being a bit facetious but if some of my good Baptist brethren in Georgia had done a little preaching from the pulpit against the K.K.K. in the ‘20s, I would have a little more genuine American respect for their Christianity!
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)