So when we celebrate Maryland Day, we are celebrating the first day that the settlers, from The Ark and The Dove, first stepped foot onto Maryland soil. They did this at the St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River. So when did this great day finally become a holiday? We first chose to celebrate Maryland Day in 1903, which was a date chosen by the state board of education to honor this great event. Then in 1916 (nearly 13 years later) the legislature authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday. This is a great time in anyone's life when a holiday becomes legal and everyone gets to celebrate Maryland Day. Of course, this is just a holiday for the people who live in Maryland, because it would not make any since for people that did not live there to celebrate Maryland Day. However, that does not stop people from celebrating Maryland Day, and lots of them have a good reason to do so. One of the most often heard reason for someone celebrating Maryland Day when they do not live in Maryland is if they use to live there. Lots of people hold the first state they ever lived in very dear to their hearts. What better way to show that than to celebrate Maryland Day. I hope, if you have never celebrated this day before, that the next time it comes around you will think about doing it.
We all celebrate Maryland Day for the same reason, to honor the settlers who first set foot on this great land. However, not everyone gets a chance to do this and that is sad to me. The people who really need to celebrate this day is the people who do not get to send much time with their families. There is no better time to share with your family than on a holiday. If you are looking for a good time to cookout with your family and have a great time as a whole. It is a time that you can spend with your friends if you want to, because we all need a time where we can hang out with people. Why not do this on a day that is a holiday? So the next time that Maryland Day rolls around, think about spending it with your family and friends. You will be happy you did.