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National New Mexico Day

Get ready to fiesta on National New Mexico Day - with delicious food, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes, there's so much to explore in the Land of Enchantment!
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Get ready to celebrate all things New Mexico on June 14 for National New Mexico Day! This holiday celebrates the rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes of the "Land of Enchantment". Did you know that New Mexico became the 47th state in the US on January 6, 1912? From its delicious cuisine to its beautiful landmarks like Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Monument, there's no shortage of reasons to love this state. So let's raise a toast to New Mexico and all it has to offer!

History of National New Mexico Day

National New Mexico Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1598</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Santa Fe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in North America, was established by Spanish colonizers in 1598.</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'>New Mexico Territory Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Mexico was organized as a territory on September 9, 1850, after the Mexican-American War.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Mexico Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Mexico was admitted into the United States as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Trinity Nuclear Test</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world's first nuclear bomb test, codenamed "Trinity", was conducted by the United States Army at the White Sands Proving Grounds on July 16, 1945.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was established in Albuquerque in 1973, showcasing the history and accomplishments of the Pueblo people.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National New Mexico Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National New Mexico Day was celebrated on June 14, 2020, marking a day to honor the state's unique history and culture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National New Mexico 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'>Host a New Mexican food feast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family to celebrate New Mexico Day with a feast featuring traditional New Mexican dishes like green chile chicken enchiladas, posole, and sopapillas.</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 New Mexico's National Parks</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take advantage of the beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities in New Mexico's national parks. Go hiking, camping, or just take a scenic drive to appreciate the natural beauty of the state.</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 to make traditional New Mexican crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a workshop or class to learn how to make traditional New Mexican crafts like pottery, weaving, or jewelry. You'll not only have a fun experience, but also get to take home a unique souvenir.</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 New Mexican cultural festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities in New Mexico host cultural festivals throughout the year, celebrating the state's history, food, music, and more. Check for any events happening on or around New Mexico Day and join in on the festivities.</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'>Watch a famous New Mexican film</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate New Mexico Day by watching a movie that showcases the state's unique culture and landscape. Some suggestions include "Breaking Bad," "No Country for Old Men," or "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."</p></div></div>

Why We Love National New Mexico 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 culture and heritage of New Mexico</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National New Mexico Day, we get to honor and appreciate the unique traditions, history, and diverse cultures that make this state so special. It's a time to learn about and celebrate the people who have shaped New Mexico into what it is today.</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'>Exploring the breathtaking landscapes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>New Mexico is known for its stunning natural scenery, from its rugged mountains to its colorful deserts. On this holiday, we can take some time to appreciate and explore these beautiful landscapes, whether it's through hiking, camping or just taking in the views.</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'>Indulging in delicious Southwestern cuisine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the highlights of celebrating National New Mexico Day is enjoying the mouth-watering dishes that are unique to the region - think enchiladas, green chile stew, and biscochitos. It's a day to indulge in the rich and flavorful cuisine of New Mexico!</p></div></div>

5 Facts Revealing New Mexico's Enchantment

National New Mexico Day FAQs

When is National New Mexico Day?

National New Mexico Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. In 2024 National New Mexico Day will occur on a Friday.

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