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Georgia has its day

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To honor its colonial founding and place in American history as one of the original 13 colonies, our state celebrates Georgia Day.

Held annually on or around Feb. 12, the date marks the anniversary of when the first colonists landed in Savannah, Georgia under James Oglethorpe’s leadership in 1733. The holiday culminates with the Georgia Day Parade in Savannah, hosted by the Georgia Historical Society as part of the Georgia History Festival.

While not a public holiday, as its official legal status is still unclear, the Georgia General Assembly created Georgia Day to be observed in public schools throughout the state.

Laura Cubbage, 360 Media, Inc.

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