Colorado State Holidays

Colorado State Holidays include the following dates:

  • Cesar Chavez Day - March 31 (State Employees in Colorado may choose to observe this day in place of another holiday.
  • Francis Xavier Cabrini Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October) This holiday replaces Columbus Day.

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays!

Here is a PDF of the 2021 Colorado State Holidays from the State of Colorado government website!


Local Colorado Observance Days/Weeks

  • Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week - March 1-7, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week - April 12-18, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 21-27, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • Colorado Day - August 1 (Commemorates the States Birthday on August 1, 1876
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 18-24, 2020 (2021 TBA)


Colorado State Flag

Colorado State Flag

Map of Colorado



Overview of Colorado

Colorado Tourism:


Ten Best Places to Visit in Colorado:


National Parks in Colorado

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

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


State Parks in Colorado

There are six state parks in Colorado.  The State Parks website is a great resource to find detailed information on all of the State Parks as well as the National Parks: http://www.stateparks.com/co.html


Colorado State Symbols and History

  • Colorado became the 38th State on August 1, 1876
  • Colorado State Abbreviation: CO
  • Colorado State Capital:  Denver
  • Colorado State Amphibian: Western Tiger Salamander
  • Colorado State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
  • Colorado State Bird: Lark Bunting
  • Colorado State Butterfly/Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
  • Colorado State Cactus: Claret Cup Cactus
  • Colorado State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout
  • Colorado State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
  • Colorado State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Colorado State Gemstone: Aquamarine
  • Colorado State Mineral: Rhodocrosite
  • Colorado State Motto: Nil Sine Numine
  • Colorado State Nickname: The Centennial State
  • Colorado State Pets: Rescue Dogs & Cats
  • Colorado State Reptile: Western Painted Turtle
  • Colorado State Rock: Yule Marble
  • Colorado State Summer Heritage Sport: Pack Burro Racing
  • Colorado State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce


Colorado State Seal

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Colorado Resources


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