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National Alabama Day

Get ready to show your love for the Heart of Dixie on National Alabama Day! From BBQ to football, there's no better place to be than sweet home Alabama.
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Get ready to celebrate everything Alabama on December 14 for National Alabama Day! This day is all about honoring and showcasing the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of the state. Did you know that Alabama was the 22nd state to join the United States in 1819? It's also home to many famous musicians, athletes, and historical landmarks. From delicious southern cuisine to stunning landscapes, there are so many reasons to love this state. So let's come together and celebrate all things Alabama on this special day!

History of National Alabama Day

National Alabama Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1819</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Alabama Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>On December 14, 1819, Alabama became the 22nd state to join the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1831</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>University of Alabama Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The University of Alabama, the state's oldest public university, was established in Tuscaloosa.</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 Beginnings</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alabama seceded from the Union and Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Montgomery Bus Boycott Start</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a key event in the civil rights movement.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Selma to Montgomery Marches</div><div class='timeline-text'>Landmark events in the civil rights movement, the Selma to Montgomery marches for voting rights, took place in Alabama.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Alabama Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Alabama Day was celebrated to honor the history and culture of the state.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Alabama 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'>Explore Alabama's National Parks</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit one of Alabama's 22 national parks and enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. From hiking to camping, there's something for everyone to enjoy on National Alabama Day.</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'>Host an Alabama-themed BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a backyard BBQ featuring Alabama's famous barbecue ribs and other local dishes. Decorate with crimson and white colors to represent the state's flag.</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 road trip through Alabama</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a road trip through Alabama and stop at some of the state's famous landmarks and attractions, such as the USS Alabama battleship or the Civil Rights Trail. Don't forget to try some of the local cuisine along the way!</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'>Attend a local music festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Alabama is known for its rich music history and hosting numerous music festivals throughout the year. Check out a local festival on National Alabama Day and enjoy some great music.</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'>Learn about Alabama's history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a museum or historical site in Alabama to learn more about the state's history and culture. You may be surprised by all the interesting facts you discover!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Alabama 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'>Celebrating the state's rich history and culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Alabama Day, we get to appreciate all the amazing things that make the Yellowhammer State unique. From its contributions to music, sports, and politics, this is a day to honor and recognize the diverse aspects of Alabama's heritage.</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'>Indulging in delicious southern cuisine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Alabama is known for its mouthwatering food, including BBQ, fried chicken, grits, and more. On National Alabama Day, there's no guilt in indulging in some of the state's most iconic dishes. So grab a plate and enjoy!</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'>Showing pride for our home state</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those who were born or raised in Alabama, this day is an opportunity to show off our state pride. From wearing local team merchandise to decorating our homes with the Alabama flag, it's a chance to unite and celebrate our love for the state.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for National Alabama Day

National Alabama Day FAQs

When is National Alabama Day?

National Alabama Day is celebrated on December 14 every year. In 2024, National Alabama Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Alabama Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Dec 14

Thursday

2024

Dec 14

Saturday

2025

Dec 14

Sunday

2026

Dec 14

Monday

2027

Dec 14

Tuesday

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