The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is seen inside Armstrong Park in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
The Old State Capitol’s stained-glass rotunda. 
Oakley Plantation House at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Artist-naturalist John James Audubon painted a number of his famous bird studies during his stay at Oakley Plantation.
Visitors enter the National WWII Museum on Memorial Day in New Orleans, La. Monday, May 31, 2021.
Renae Friedley’s photo, ‘Serenity,’ was taken in 2013 at the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island.
Crowds dance during the NOLA Zydeco Fest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, Saturday, July 3, 2021.
A pathway leads up one of Poverty Point’s ancient mounds. The mounds were built by indigenous people between 1700 and 1100 BC.
Lifetime achievement award winner Jerry Lee Lewis poses for photographers at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is seen inside Armstrong Park in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Get out and celebrate your state today.
National Day Calendar has designated Nov. 9 as National Louisiana Day.
In 2017, National Day Calendar began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union, starting with the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. The calendar highlights a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state.
Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. But why not add to these celebrations?
The Old State Capitol’s stained-glass rotunda. 
So, on Nov. 9, National Louisiana Day recognizes Louisiana as the state that gifted the nation with such treasures as Jazz, Creole and American Mardi Gras.
“Throughout the history of the state, the blending of race and culture have resulted in the Delta’s own unique flair that brings visitors from around the world seeking to taste their food, hear their music and see their style,” the National Day Calendar stated on its website, nationaldaycalendar.com. “When French explorers first arrived, several diverse tribes populated the area. Many of their population were decimated by disease and war. Natchez, Choctaw or Chitimacha descendants still survive today.”
In 1803, Louisiana became territory when the United States completed negotiations with France for the 828,000-mile Louisiana Purchase. The first of 15 states to be carved out of the region, Louisiana entered the United States in 1812.
Oakley Plantation House at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Artist-naturalist John James Audubon painted a number of his famous bird studies during his stay at Oakley Plantation.
“Within its mysterious gulf, Louisiana holds the secrets of pirates, conflicts of slavery and the paths of progress. The bayou teems with life and stories untold,” the statement continues. “Louisiana epitomizes the phrase ‘melting pot’ probably more than any other state. Throughout the history of the state, Native American, French, Spanish, German, African, Irish and Caribean cultures have blended in a variety of ways creating a diverse and distinct culture in the bayou. From the food to the language, the music and history, Cajun (French Canadian or Acadian), Creole (European, African, Caribbean or Spanish mixed ancestry) and even the landscape impact the enchantment that is Louisiana.”
Renae Friedley’s photo, ‘Serenity,’ was taken in 2013 at the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island.
So, what are some ways to celebrate this special day? National Day Calendar has a few suggestions.
“On November 9, join National Day Calendar as we celebrate Louisiana’s treasures and mysteries. Uncover hidden the hidden gulf coast and find all the adventures Louisiana has to offer,” National Day Calendar states. “Use #NationalLouisianaDay to share on social media.”
Visitors enter the National WWII Museum on Memorial Day in New Orleans, La. Monday, May 31, 2021.
Here are some of National Day Calendar’s suggested treasures to discover:
A pathway leads up one of Poverty Point’s ancient mounds. The mounds were built by indigenous people between 1700 and 1100 BC.
For a complete list of Louisiana State and National Parks & Historic Sites visit crt.state.la.us and nps.gov. Check out a few of the featured sites around the state below.
Crowds dance during the NOLA Zydeco Fest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, Saturday, July 3, 2021.
Lifetime achievement award winner Jerry Lee Lewis poses for photographers at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 
For more information, visit nationaldaycalendar.com/national-louisiana-day-november-9.
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