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National Ohio Day

Celebrate National Ohio Day with pride - explore the Buckeye State and discover all its amazing attractions, culture, and history!
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November 2nd is National Ohio Day, a day to celebrate all things Ohio! This day has been around since the early 2000s and celebrates the great state of Ohio and its people. Ohio is known for its beautiful natural scenery, delicious food, exciting entertainment, and friendly citizens. From the rolling hills of Appalachia to the bustling cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati, there's something for everyone in this amazing state. So join us on November 2nd as we celebrate all that makes Ohio great!

History of National Ohio Day

National Ohio Day Dates

National Ohio Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1803</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ohio Statehood</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803. It was the first state admitted under the Northwest Ordinance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ohio State University Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation, was founded in Columbus, the state capital, bringing higher education to the heartland.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1884</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cincinnati Zoo Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the second oldest zoo in the United States, opened its doors, becoming a beloved Ohio attraction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1903</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wright Brothers' First Flight</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dayton natives Orville and Wilbur Wright made the world's first successful airplane flight in North Carolina, giving Ohio its moniker as the "Birthplace of Aviation".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, highlighting Ohio's significant contribution to the music industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Ohio Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Ohio Day began being observed in the early 2000s to celebrate the state's rich history and contribution to the nation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Ohio 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'>Visit an Ohio attraction</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to explore a local Ohio attraction. Visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Columbus Zoo, or Cedar Point Amusement Park.</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'>Eat some Ohio cuisine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Ohio is home to some delicious cuisine that you can take part in on National Ohio Day. Try some Buckeyes, a Cincinnati chili dog, or a delightful Cleveland pickle.</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'>Go shopping at an Ohio store</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support an Ohio business by heading to a local store and picking up some souvenirs or gifts. Check out the stores in the Ohio Mall, or find a unique boutique near you.</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'>Read about Ohio history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn about Ohio’s rich history. Find a book about the state’s past, or search for interesting stories online.</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'>Fly the Ohio flag</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put up the Ohio flag in your home or office to show your support and appreciation of the state. Fly it proudly on National Ohio Day!</p></div></div>

Why National Ohio Day is Important

<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'>Ohio has a rich history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ohio has been home to many historical figures and events, from the invention of the telephone to the election of seven presidents. Celebrating Ohio Day gives us an opportunity to honor our past and remember all the people who have made significant contributions to the state throughout its history.</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'>Ohio is full of amazing places to explore</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From picturesque state parks and stunning nature preserves to bustling cities offering world-class attractions and dining, Ohio has something for everyone! Celebrating Ohio Day is a great way to explore all that the state has to offer and discover new places you may have never even known about!</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'>Ohio supports local businesses</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating Ohio Day is a great chance to show your support for all kinds of local businesses, from restaurants and small retail stores to art galleries and entertainment venues. Every dollar spent in these establishments helps keep money circulating in the local economy and makes our communities stronger.</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Facts about National Ohio Day

<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'>Ohio Is Known as the Mother of Presidents</h3><p class='facts-content'>The state of Ohio has produced eight U.S. Presidents - more than any other state. These include Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding.</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'>Ohio Is the Birthplace of America's First Automobile</h3><p class='facts-content'>John Lambert of Ohio City, Ohio, built America's first automobile in 1891, further highlighting the state's instrumental role in modern industrial inventions.</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'>Ohio Is Home to the Nation's First Professional Baseball Team</h3><p class='facts-content'>Founded in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings were America's first all-professional baseball team, setting a precedent for what would become America's Pastime.</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'>Ohio Boasts The Largest Amish Population In The World</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ohio is home to approximately 76,000 Amish residents, making it the state with the largest Amish population in the US and indeed, the world.</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'>Ohio Is Pioneering in Green Energy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ohio has been a pioneer in eco-friendly initiatives, leading the nation in green energy production with more than 300 solar companies and 50 wind companies located in the state.</p></div></div>

National Ohio Day FAQs

When is National Ohio Day?

National Ohio Day is celebrated on November 2 every year. In 2024 National Ohio Day will occur on a Saturday.

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