Friday, July 24, 2015

Interfaith Days: Pioneer Day
July 24 is a holiday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commemorating the entry of the first group of Mormon pioneers and their leader, Brigham Young, into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Pioneer Day is an official holiday in Utah and is celebrated with parades, fireworks, potlucks, and other activities not only by Utah Latter-day Saints but also church members in other areas. This site provides links to different aspects of Mormon and Utah history surrounding this yearly event, and this site gives some of the history.

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