The State of Kansas is located in the Midwestern region of the country and bordered by Colorado on its west, Oklahoma on its south, Missouri on its east and Nebraska on its north. Its official nickname is The Sunflower State because of its (Sunflower’s) adaptability to Kansas soil. Almost every prairie in this state had sunflower growing over it just like grass. The nickname was made official in 1903.
If you’re planning to visit the Sunflower State it’s good to know some of the unique laws existing in the area. So before you find yourself in trouble with the law, read on:
- No dead animals may cross Kansan Avenue: Sec. 54-5 states that “Hauling on Kansas Avenue restricted. No stable manure… dead animalsshall be hauled along Kansas Avenue except over the Kansans Avenue Memorial Bridge.
- It is illegal to sing, whistle, or hoot from 11PM to 7AM: Sec. 54-158 Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling, or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00PM and 7:00AM… so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort… is unlawful.
[li]Animal-drawn vehicles are not allowed (poor Santa): Ord. 1586A 1 (part), 1997 This law states that it’s unlawful to drive or operate any animal drawn vehicle on any street, highway, public ground unless during a parade.
But there’s a fun side to Kansas too. Check out these colourful events and celebrations happening on The Sunflower State:
- Dodge City Days – July to August
A ten-day event that draws more than 100,000 visitors annually. It features craft shows with over 200 crafters joining in, a western parade, beauty pageants, a barbecue contest, and other fun activities for the whole family.
- Tulip Time Festival – April
This event showcases various tulips, daffodils and other flower varieties by the thousands. Nature lovers come in to enjoy the botanical garden, 50-yard cascading rock rivulet, stone walkways and stone bridge. This event is included in the country’s list of most important festivals.
If you’re a a proud Kansan and you want to dive in and get into the spirit of these celebrations then dress up your home. And what better way to decorate your home than by flying a flag, it’s appropriate for every celebration and it will never go out of style. Show true Kansan pride and fly a flag in your home. More Kansas Flag questions are answered here.
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