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National Maine Day

Get ready to indulge in the flavors of the coast on National Maine Day - from lobster rolls to blueberry pancakes, it's a feast not to be missed!
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Get ready to celebrate all things Maine on December 21, also known as National Maine Day! This day is a chance to honor and appreciate the beautiful state of Maine, with its stunning landscapes, delicious seafood, and rich history. Did you know that Maine was once an important shipbuilding center and home to many famous writers such as Stephen King and E.B. White? So whether you're a resident of Maine or just a fan of this charming state, take some time on National Maine Day to explore its wonders and maybe even plan a trip to visit in person.

History of National Maine Day

National Maine Day Dates

National Maine Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1820</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Maine Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>Maine officially became a state on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lobster Industry Starts</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Maine lobster industry started in earnest during the mid-1800s, quickly become an icon of the state.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stephen King's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Renowned author Stephen King, known for his horror novels, was born in Maine in 1947. His state of birth often serves as the setting for his stories.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Interstate 95</div><div class='timeline-text'>The section of Interstate 95 that passes through Maine was completed in this decade, aiding in the ease of travel and tourism within the state.</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 Maine Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Maine Day was celebrated in 2017 to honor the state's contribution to American history, culture, and cuisine.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Maine 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'>Take a trip to Maine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Maine Day than by actually visiting the state itself? Take a road trip, book a flight, or hop on a train and explore all that Maine has to offer, from its beautiful coastline to its charming small towns.</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'>Cook up some Maine-inspired dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get in the spirit of National Maine Day by cooking up some traditional Maine dishes like lobster rolls, blueberry pie, or clam chowder. You can also put a twist on these classics by adding your own unique twist or trying out new recipes.</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'>Learn about Maine's history and culture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to research and learn about the history and culture of Maine. This could include visiting museums, reading books about the state, or even talking to locals to get a better understanding of what makes Maine so special.</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 Maine-themed movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and family and have a movie night featuring films that take place in Maine, such as "The Shawshank Redemption" or "Pet Sematary." You can also serve Maine-inspired snacks and treats to complete the theme.</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'>Support local Maine businesses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use National Maine Day as an opportunity to support small businesses in Maine. Buy products made in Maine, eat at locally-owned restaurants, and visit farmers' markets to show your support for the state's economy and community.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Maine 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'>It shines a light on the beautiful state of Maine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Maine Day, we celebrate all the amazing things about this unique state. From its stunning coastline to its delicious seafood, Maine has something to offer for everyone. It's a day to appreciate and learn more about this beloved 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'>The food is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Maine is known for its lobster, blueberries, and whoopie pies - just to name a few popular dishes. Celebrating National Maine Day means getting to indulge in these tasty treats or trying out new recipes inspired by the flavors of the 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'>There are so many fun activities to do in Maine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From hiking and camping in Acadia National Park to exploring the quaint coastal towns, there's no shortage of things to do in Maine. On National Maine Day, we can appreciate and promote all the amazing adventures and experiences this state has to offer.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts You Didn't Know About Maine

<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'>Maine is the Only U.S. State with a One-Syllable Name</h3><p class='facts-content'>Out of all 50 states, Maine is unique as the only state with a single syllable name, underscoring its distinct identity in the United States.</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'>Maine Produces Essentially all of the Nation's Wild Blueberries</h3><p class='facts-content'>Accounting for nearly 99% of all wild blueberries in the United States, the state's rocky, acidic soil provides perfect growing conditions for this fruit.</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'>The Lobster Accent: Maine's Lobster Industry is Huge</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though lobster is associated with the entire New England region, Maine stands out with its lobster industry, providing around 40% of the nation's lobsters.</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'>Maine has More Coastline Than California</h3><p class='facts-content'>Maine has an expansive coastline stretching 3,478 miles, this is longer than California's 840 mile coastline when taking into account all of Maine's tidal shoreline.</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'>Maine is the Easternmost Point in the U.S.</h3><p class='facts-content'>The small town of Lubec is the easternmost point in the contiguous United States, making it the first place in the U.S. to see the sunrise each morning.</p></div></div>

National Maine Day FAQs

When is National Maine Day?

National Maine Day is celebrated on December 21 every year. In 2024, National Maine Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Maine Day Dates



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