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National Tennessee Day

Celebrate National Tennessee Day with a trip to the Volunteer State - explore its majestic mountains, vibrant cities, and unique culture!
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October 26 is the day to celebrate all things Tennessee! National Tennessee Day honors the beautiful state of Tennessee, which was admitted into the Union in 1796. The Volunteer State has a rich history and culture that deserves recognition, so it's only right to commemorate this day with festivities, activities and events. From its majestic mountains to its vibrant music scene, there's something for everyone in Tennessee. Celebrate National Tennessee Day by exploring all that this great state has to offer!

History of National Tennessee Day

National Tennessee Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1796</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'>Tennessee becomes the 16th state to join the Union, marking an important milestone in the state's history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Volunteer Nickname Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tennessee earns the nickname "The Volunteer State" in the War of 1812 due to its residents' major volunteer army contributions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nashville Music Scene Growth</div><div class='timeline-text'>The formation of the Country Music Association in Nashville firmly establishes the city as a hub for country music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World's Fair in Knoxville</div><div class='timeline-text'>Knoxville hosts the World's Fair, attracting over 11 million visitors and propelling Tennessee's status on the global stage.</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 Tennessee Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Tennessee Day is celebrated, providing a chance for residents and visitors to celebrate the state's unique culture and history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tennessee 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 a Tennessee Tourist Attraction</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to explore the great attractions that Tennessee has to offer. Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Graceland, or even the Music City Walk of Fame.</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'>Listen to Tennessee Music</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Listen to some Tennessee music to get in the spirit of National Tennessee Day. From Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, there is a wide selection of music to choose from.</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'>Enjoy a Traditional Tennessee Meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tennessee has its own unique cuisine. Enjoy some of the local dishes such as Memphis BBQ, Nashville Hot Chicken, and sweet potato pie.</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'>Spend time outdoors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains or go fishing in the famous rivers of the state. Enjoy the beautiful nature that Tennessee has to offer.</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 Tennessee Movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tennessee is also home to many great movies and TV shows. Watch some classic films such as "Walk the Line" or "The Green Mile" for a true Tennessee experience.</p></div></div>

Why National Tennessee 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'>Tennessee is a part of American history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tennessee has played an integral role in American history since it was the 16th state to join the union in 1796. From the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to Andrew Jackson's historic victory in the Battle of New Orleans, Tennessee has been a central figure in many key moments that have shaped our country.</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'>Tennessee is home to many cultural attractions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, there are countless important sites honoring Tennessee's rich heritage and culture. There are also numerous state parks, trails and outdoor activities for people of all ages to enjoy throughout the year.</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'>It's a day to celebrate Tennessee's unique identity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Tennessee Day is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate everything that makes this great state unique - its vibrant music scene, its stunning natural beauty, its legendary hospitality and most importantly its amazing people! So let's take this day to say thanks for all that makes Tennessee an incredible place to live.</p></div></div>

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When is National Tennessee Day?

National Tennessee Day is celebrated on October 26 every year. In 2024 National Tennessee Day will occur on a Saturday.

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