1. First Day of Spring: March 20 marks the first day of spring in North Dakota, bringing warmer weather and an end to winter. On this day, people in North Dakota and around the world celebrate the beginning of the season by planting new crops, cleaning homes, and enjoying outdoor activities.
2. International Day of Happiness: March 20 is also the International Day of Happiness. This day celebrates the importance of happiness in our lives and promotes the idea that happiness is a fundamental human right. North Dakotans join in the celebration by promoting positive mental health and building stronger communities.
3. Lewis and Clark Expedition: On March 20, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition entered what is now North Dakota. The explorers traveled along the Missouri River and made contact with many Native American tribes during their historic journey. The expedition played a significant role in the history of North Dakota, and many landmarks and monuments remember their journey.
4. First Day of the Legislative Session: March 20 is an important day for North Dakota lawmakers. It marks the first day of the legislative session, where they gather to make important decisions that impact the lives of North Dakotans. The session lasts for 80 days and includes debates, committee meetings, and voting on new laws.
5. Celebrating Agriculture: March 20 is also National Agriculture Day, celebrating the importance of farmers and agriculture in the United States. North Dakota is known for its vast farmland and agricultural industry, with wheat, corn, and soybeans being some of the state's top crops. On this day, North Dakotans join with others around the nation in thanking our farmers and ranchers for the vital work they do.
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