California Admission Day

California Admission Day, a day to celebrate the state’s admittance into the Union as the 31st state on September 9th, 1850. It is a legal holiday in the state of California and is celebrated with parades, pageants, and other festivities.
alifornia was ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American War in 1848. The name “California” was inspired by a Spanish novel written by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in 1510. On September 9th, 1850, California officially became part of the United States. Today, California Admission Day is celebrated annually on September 9th with events such as Grand Admission Day Celebrations at the California State Library and other festivities around the state. Schools and state offices may close for this day of observance. California Admission Day is a great opportunity to learn more about our nation’s history and celebrate our beautiful state!

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