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National South Carolina Day

From the beautiful beaches to delicious BBQ, there's no better way to celebrate National South Carolina Day than with some good ol' southern charm!
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Get ready to celebrate the beautiful state of South Carolina on August 31 for National South Carolina Day! This day was officially designated in 2017 to honor the culture, history, and traditions of this southern gem. Did you know that South Carolina is known as the "Palmetto State" because of its state tree, the Sabal Palmetto? It's also home to some iconic landmarks such as Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Fort Sumter. So whether you're a proud resident or just love all things Southern, National South Carolina Day is the perfect opportunity to show your love for this charming state.

History of National South Carolina Day

National South Carolina Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Statehood Achieved</div><div class='timeline-text'>South Carolina becomes the 8th state to join the Union on May 23, 1788.</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 Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Civil War begins when Confederate forces attack Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Education Equality</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Briggs v. Elliott court case, originating in South Carolina, contributes to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that ends racial segregation in schools.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Confederate Flag Removal</div><div class='timeline-text'>After a contentious debate, the Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina State House dome and placed at a less visible location on the grounds.</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'>National South Carolina Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The official designation of August 31 as National South Carolina Day is made to celebrate and honor the culture, history, and traditions of the Palmetto State.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National South Carolina 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 historical sites</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to some of South Carolina's most significant historical sites, such as Fort Sumter, Boone Hall Plantation, or Middleton Place. Learn about the state's rich history and its role in shaping the United States.</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 traditional Southern cuisine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Indulge in some delicious Southern dishes like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and collard greens. You can either make them at home or visit a local restaurant that specializes in Southern cuisine.</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'>Visit a state park</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>South Carolina is known for its beautiful nature and outdoor recreation opportunities. Spend the day hiking, fishing, or having a picnic at one of the state parks, such as Congaree National Park or Myrtle Beach State Park.</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 festival or event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out the local events and festivals happening on National South Carolina Day. From food festivals to music concerts, there's something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the state.</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'>Take a road trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hit the road and explore different regions of South Carolina. From charming small towns to bustling cities, there's so much to see and do in the Palmetto State. Don't forget to take plenty of pictures along the way!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National South Carolina 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 South Carolina's unique culture and history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National South Carolina Day is a day to celebrate the rich heritage of this southern state, from its stunning coastal beaches and lush landscapes to its vibrant arts and culinary scene. It's a chance to learn more about the history and traditions that make South Carolina so special.</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'>Discovering the delicious food and drinks of South Carolina</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>South Carolina is known for its mouth-watering cuisine, from savory BBQ and seafood dishes to sweet pecan pies and peach cobbler. On National South Carolina Day, take the opportunity to try some traditional dishes or visit one of the many local breweries and wineries.</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 love for all things Southern hospitality</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>South Carolinians are known for their warm hospitality and friendly nature. Celebrating National South Carolina Day is a way to honor this spirit and appreciate the welcoming and charming atmosphere of the state. So gather your family and friends, and enjoy some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality on this special day.</p></div></div>

5 Unforgettable Facts About South Carolina

National South Carolina Day FAQs

When is National South Carolina Day?

National South Carolina Day is celebrated on August 31st every year. In 2024 National South Carolina Day will occur on a Saturday.

National South Carolina Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Aug 31

Thursday

2024

Aug 31

Saturday

2025

Aug 31

Sunday

2026

Aug 31

Monday

2027

Aug 31

Tuesday

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