Nevada’s official nickname is “The Silver State” referring to the silver rush days of the 1800s. In those days, silver was scattered over the grounds of Nevada and can literally be shovelled from the desert. It is also sometimes called as the Battle Born State, Sagebrush State and Sage hen state.
The state is mostly desert and the climate semiarid. It’s located in the southwestern region of the country and bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and California. Nevada is known for world class hotel-casinos, entertainment, and shopping, particularly Las Vegas. Las Vegas has been called as the “adult’s playground” due to the number of casinos and activities.
Aside from the glittering casinos, Nevada is also famous for colorful festivals and events.
Famous Nevada Festivals
- Viva Las Vegas – April
Viva Las Vegas is one of the city’s top festivals. The four-day event boasts of a Tiki Pool Party, a Guitar Geek Festival Show, jiving competition, car show, burlesque shows, food booths, and a swimsuit competition.
- Cinco de Mayo Festival – May
The huge population of Hispanic heritage in Nevada is highlighted in this festival. It features Latin musicians, dancing horses, carnival rides, a soccer tournament, face painting, games for kids, amateur boxing, arts and crafts, plus hundreds of vendors selling novelty items. Mexican cuisine also takes the center stage during this festival.
- Helldorado Days – May
A rodeo themed event that started over 70 years ago, features parades, exhibits, food vendors, kiddie games, a Whiskerino Contest, and of course plenty of cowboys.
Visitors also come to the Silver State to visit its famous attractions such as the Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam, the National Automobile Museum, the Ultimate Rush Speed Thrill park, art galleries, mountain parks and hot springs. More Nevada Flag questions are answered here.
Nevada Follows the following State Holidays
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- Third Monday in January – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
- Third Monday in February – Presidents’ Day
- Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
- July 4 – Independence Day
- First Monday in September – Labor Day
- Last Friday in October – Nevada Day
- November 11 – Veterans’ Day
- Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following the Fourth Thursday in November – Family Day
- December 25 – Christmas Day
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