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Local Sports Teams Wish State Of Utah ‘Happy Pioneer Day’

Jul 24, 2020, 11:05 AM | Updated: 11:07 am
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The state flag flies at the Utah Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. The 2016 Legislature begins its annual 45-day session on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Multiple local sports organizations posted on social media to wish people in the state of Utah a “Happy Pioneer Day.”

Pioneer Day is an official holiday in the state of Utah. It is celebrated annually on July 24 in commemoration of the arrival of the first group of pioneers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into the state in 1847.

On July 24, some of Utah’s local sports teams shared in celebrating the holiday with fans in the state.

Utah Jazz

“Happy Pioneer Day, Utah!” tweeted the Jazz organization.

The Jazz posted a video that featured the song “Utah…This Is The Place” andΒ players dancing.

Utah Utes

The University of Utah’s athletic department shared a graphic that said, “Happy Pioneer Day From Utah Athletics.” Photos from landmarks around the state of Utah were featured in the post.

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