LIME REALTY GROUP wants to take this opportunity to share with you some information about the Days of ’47 or Pioneer Day and why it’s celebrated in Utah.  Get ready for some background!

Although Utah was made a state on January 4th, July 24th is the day Utah celebrates its statehood.  July 24th commemorates the day Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 where the church settled and started building a community.  All of this happened because the church and its members were forced out of other locations in the eastern part of the country.

While it is strong links to the LDS faith, it’s still considered a celebration of anyone, regardless of faith or nationality who emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley during the pioneer era and that period of emigration is considered ended with the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.  Parades, fireworks, rodeos and other festivities help celebrate the event.  It’s similar to July 4th with most government offices and many businesses closing on the day.

Celebrating the pioneer spirit of their forefathers, many LDS members consider this holiday a special day and look forward to it all year round.  However you decide to celebrate it, please do so safely and be respectful of others!

If you want to make the most of this three day weekend, call Lime and let us set up a private home tour for you.  We’d be happy to show you some lovely homes while you prepare to enjoy yourself on Monday, July 25th.  Isn’t time you got your pioneer spirit going and settled into a new home?  We think it is!