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National California Day

Get ready to celebrate the beauty and diversity of California on National California Day! From beaches to mountains, this state has it all.
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Get ready to celebrate all the beauty and diversity that California has to offer on National California Day, which falls on February 22! This day was first celebrated in 2017, and it aims to honor the Golden State's rich history, culture, and natural wonders. From the stunning beaches to the bustling cities, there is no shortage of things to appreciate about California. So whether you're a resident or just a fan of this state, be sure to take some time on February 22 to truly soak in all the amazing things that make California unique.

History of National California Day

National California Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1542</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo becomes the first European to navigate the coast of present-day California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1769</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Missions</div><div class='timeline-text'>The establishment of the first Spanish mission in California, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, by Franciscan friars marks the beginning of colonization.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1848</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>California Gold Rush</div><div class='timeline-text'>The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill sparked the famous California Gold Rush, radically changing California's economy and demographics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>California Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>California becomes the 31st state of the United States on September 9, having bypassed the territorial stage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1906</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>San Francisco Earthquake</div><div class='timeline-text'>The devastating earthquake and fire in San Francisco showcased California's vulnerability to seismic activity and led to major urban rebuilding efforts.</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 California Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Day Calendar declared National California Day on February 22 to recognize the achievements and history of this iconic state.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National California 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'>Go on a California road trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take advantage of National California Day by hitting the road and exploring all that the state has to offer. From the beaches to the mountains, there's something for everyone to enjoy.</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'>Try some California cuisine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National California Day by indulging in some of the state's famous cuisine. From In-N-Out burgers to burritos and avocado toast, there's no shortage of delicious food options to try.</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'>Plan a day at the beach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate California than by spending the day soaking up the sun at one of its beautiful beaches? Grab your sunscreen and head to the coast for a relaxing and fun-filled day.</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'>Have a California-themed movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and snacks and have a movie marathon featuring films set in California. From Clueless to La La Land, there are plenty of options to choose from.</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'>Visit a California landmark</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day trip to one of California's famous landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge or Hollywood sign, and snap some photos to commemorate National California Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National California 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 Golden State</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National California Day is a chance to celebrate all of the amazing things about this iconic state. From its beautiful beaches and bustling cities, to its diverse culture and delicious cuisine - there's something for everyone to love about California!</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'>The Birthplace of Hollywood</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>California is home to the famous city of Los Angeles, known as the entertainment capital of the world. This vibrant city has been the birthplace of many iconic films, TV shows, and musicians - making it a must-visit destination for pop culture lovers.</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'>So Much to Explore and Discover</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're a nature lover or a fan of adventure, California has it all. From hiking in national parks like Yosemite and Joshua Tree, to surfing in Malibu and wine tasting in Napa Valley - there's never a dull moment when exploring California's diverse landscapes and attractions.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for National California Day

National California Day FAQs

When is National California Day?

National California Day is celebrated on February 22nd every year. In 2024 National California Day will occur on a Thursday.

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