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Georgia Day

Get ready to celebrate Georgia Day with delicious peach cobbler, southern charm, and a whole lot of history!
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February 12
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Introduction

Mark your calendars for February 12, because it's Georgia Day! This day celebrates the founding of the state of Georgia in 1733 by English colonist James Oglethorpe. Not only is this state rich in history and culture, but it also boasts beautiful landscapes and delicious southern cuisine. From the bustling city of Atlanta to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Georgia. So let's take a moment to appreciate all that this state has to offer on this special day!

History of Georgia Day

Georgia Day Dates

Georgia Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1733</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Georgia's Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Englishman James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia on February 12, regarded as the founding day of the U.S. state of Georgia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1751</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Colony Status</div><div class='timeline-text'>Georgia became a royal colony, directly ruled by the British Crown.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>Georgia was ratified as the fourth state under the U.S. Constitution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1861</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Civil War Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1909</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Georgia Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Georgia General Assembly created Georgia Day, to be celebrated annually on February 12.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Georgia Day Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Georgia Day is currently celebrated with events and educational activities regarding the state's history and heritage.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Georgia Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a Georgia-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Throw a party with a Georgia twist! Serve traditional southern food, decorate with peaches and magnolias, and play some music from famous Georgia artists.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore Georgia's history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit historical sites and museums in Georgia to learn more about the state's past. You can also take a guided tour or watch a documentary about Georgia's history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a hike in Georgia's natural beauty</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Georgia is home to many beautiful parks and trails. Spend the day hiking, biking or even horseback riding through the scenic landscapes and appreciate the beauty of the state.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support local businesses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate Georgia Day by supporting local businesses! Visit a farmer's market, dine at a locally owned restaurant, or shop at small businesses in your community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Georgia-themed festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities and towns in Georgia hold festivals throughout the year celebrating the state's culture, food, and history. Look for one happening on or around Georgia Day and join in on the festivities!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Georgia Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Rich history and culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Georgia has a long and fascinating history, from the Native American tribes that once inhabited the land to its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Celebrating Georgia Day is a great way to honor and appreciate the diverse cultural heritage of this state.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Beautiful landscapes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From mountains to beaches, Georgia is home to some truly breathtaking natural scenery. Exploring these landscapes on Georgia Day is a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of this state.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Southern hospitality</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Georgians are known for their warm and welcoming nature, making visitors feel right at home. Whether it's trying delicious Southern cuisine or taking part in local traditions, celebrating Georgia Day is a chance to experience true southern hospitality.</p></div></div>

5 Historical Facts About the State of Georgia

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Georgia was the last of the original Thirteen Colonies</h3><p class='facts-content'>Georgia, named after King George II of England, became a British colony in 1733. It was the last of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The state capital of Georgia has changed five times</h3><p class='facts-content'>The capital started in Savannah, then moved to Augusta, Louisville, and Milledgeville, before finally locating in Atlanta in 1868.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Georgia is known as the Peach State</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite other states producing more peaches, Georgia's reputation for superior quality and flavor has earned it the nickname "The Peach State".</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics</h3><p class='facts-content'>Atlanta was chosen to host the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996, marking the first time that the Summer Olympics were held in the Southeastern United States.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta</h3><p class='facts-content'>One of the most influential figures in American civil rights history, Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div></div>

Georgia Day FAQs

When is Georgia Day?

Georgia Day is celebrated on February 12 every year. In 2024 Georgia Day will occur on a Monday.

Georgia Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 12

Sunday

2024

Feb 12

Monday

2025

Feb 12

Wednesday

2026

Feb 12

Thursday

2027

Feb 12

Friday

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