Utah is located in the western region of the country and bordered by Idaho on its north, Arizona on its south, Colorado on its east and Nevada on its west. More than 62% locals are Mormons or members of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which shapes the culture of this state.
Major industries in this state include mining, tourism, information technology and research, government services and education.
Known as the Beehive State, Utahans chose the bee hive to symbolize their state to illustrate industriousness, thriftiness and persevering virtues of the Utahans. It’s been in their seal since 1896.
But Utahans are not just admired for their virtues, they also know how to celebrate and have fun. More Utah Flag questions are answered here.
UTAH’S FAMOUS CELEBRATIONS
Lehi Round-up Celebration – June
This celebration showcases a chuck wagon breakfast, runs, parades, a horseshoe tourney, a softball tourney, cowboy poetry readings and other rodeo events that the whole family will surely enjoy. This event is hailed as Best Rodeo by the Daily Herald Best of Utah County in 2012.
Sundance Film Festival – January
Known for being one of the biggest independent cinema festivals in the world, this film fest founded by Robert Redford in 1981 showcases fresh films from independent filmmakers. It holds a competition for documentary films, international films, and also non-competitive sections.
America’s Freedom Festival – Stadium of Fire – July
A popular event for more than 30 years, this event attracts an audience of more than 50,000 to witness an art contest, soccer tournament, balloon fest, colonial fest, fine art show, Freedom run, the Grand Parade, historic Provo tours, flag retirement ceremony, speech contest and more!
Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games – July
A traditional, family event which highlights competitions, bagpipes, sword dancing, a parade, and kiddie activities. Visitors will also enjoy traditional Scottish foods, music and other forms of Scottish entertainment.
Bear Lake Raspberry Days – August
Attracting fans from all over the world, visitors get to experience rodeo events, marching bands, arts and crafts fair, floats, fireworks and parades where candies and beads are thrown into the crowd during the parade.
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