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Celebrating Days of 47

Posted by skiutah on Friday, July 10, 2009

July 24th, 1847, when Brigham Young declared Utah to be “this is the place…”

I can remember growing up in Utah, each year on July 24 the entire town shut down, had a big parade, and then most folks gathered at the city park to participate in events such as hand-cart pulls and kids climbing up greased poles that had $5 at the top. The day ended with a huge fireworks celebration.

Suggestions for this year’s celebration:
– Make polyandry and polygamy legal again for the day, do some neighborly bonding
– Play Osmonds records, turn up the volume up to 11, because then it will be 1 louder.
– Kool-aid testimony parties, each member takes a turn saying “I know the Book of Mormon is true and Joseph Smith is prophet”, drink a shot of the Kool-aid, repeat for each member
– Organize a game of “shoot the skep” (non-Utahns will have to look up “skep” in the dictionary, this explains bullet holes in all Utah state road signs)

Here’s a video of a typical Days of 47 parade:


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