Why today? Because the internet said so, that’s why.
Although Vermont became the 14th state on March 4, 1791, Oct. 12 was inexplicably chosen as National Vermont Day, according to the National Day Calendar. It even has its own hashtag, #NationalVermontDay.
The day is part of National Day Calendar’s effort to recognize every state. From the site:
Each week following the week of Independence Day 2017, National Day Calendar will be announcing a National Day in honor of each state in the order they entered the union. We start with Delaware on July 13 and will complete the celebrations with Hawaii on June 27, 2018, allowing for some time off for the holidays.
You can celebrate your love for the Green Mountain State by eating some Ben and Jerry’s or Cabot cheese; drinking a Vermont-brewed beer like the much coveted, Valley News favorite Heady Topper (if you’re over 21 years old, that is); indulging in some good old-fashioned maple syrup; or simply by telling everybody that you #lovermont on Instagram.