Arkansas State Holidays

Arkansas State Holidays include the following dates:

  • Daisy Gatson Bates Day - February 19, 2018 (3rd Monday in February)
  • Christmas Eve - December 24

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays!


Local Arkansas Observance Days

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week - February 25 - March 3, 2018
  • Tornado Drill - February 28, 2018 at 9:30am


Arkansas State Flag

Arkansas State Flag

Map of Arkansas



Overview of Arkansas

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National Parks in Arkansas

  • Hot Springs National Park

For additional information on National Parks in Arkansas, visit the National Park Service website.


State Parks in Arkansas

There are 52 State Parks in the State of Arkansas.  For additional information on each park please visit the Arkansas State Parks website.

Also, The State Parks website is a great resource to find detailed information on all of the State Parks as well as the National Parks in Arkansas: http://www.stateparks.com/ar.html


Arkansas State Facts and History

  • Arkansas became the 25th State on June 15, 1836
  • Arkansas State Abbreviation: AR
  • Arkansas State Capital: Little Rock
  • Arkansas State Amphibian: N/A
  • Arkansas State Animal: White Tailed Deer
  • Arkansas State Beverage: Milk 
  • Arkansas State Bird: Mockingbird
  • Arkansas State Butterfly/Insect: European Honey Bee and the Diana Fritillary Butterfly
  • Arkansas State Dog: N/A
  • Arkansas State Fish: N/A
  • Arkansas State Flower: Apple Blossom
  • Arkansas State Fruit and Vegetable: Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
  • Arkansas State Gemstone: Diamond
  • Arkansas State Motto: The People Rule
  • Arkansas State Nickname: The Natural State
  • Arkansas State Nut: Pecan
  • Arkansas State Reptile: N/A
  • Arkansas State Sport: N/A
  • Arkansas State Tree: Pine


Arkansas State Seal

Arkansas State Seal

Arkansas Resources

Pinterest Board of Arkansas



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