Happy West Virginia Day is a state holiday celebrated every June 20 in the American state of West Virginia.  The day celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the state as a result of the secession of several northwestern counties of Virginia during the American Civil War.
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A wide range of West Virginia Day events are arranged. Some may last for a few days or be held on a weekend close to June 20 to enable families to attend. There are festivities at the State Capitol in Charleston and a range of historic sites.
Events include: local arts festivals; serving roadside refreshments, such as a birthday cake and lemonade; displays of Civil War era crafts and industrial processes; exhibitions on the state’s social, agricultural or industrial heritage; costume days and special guided tours; re-enactments of Civil War battles; the distribution of pins, caps and t-shirts promoting the state; and brunches, lunches and barbecues. Special offers on outdoor activities, such as swimming, rafting and guided hikes are also popular and serve to promote the beauty of the West Virginian landscape.
West Virginia Day is a state holiday in West Virginia and many state offices, libraries and schools are closed. Public transit services may operate to a reduced schedule or not operate at all, but stores and other businesses may be open. However, in other areas of the United States, West Virginia Day is not observed and public life on June 20 is not affected.
West Virginia is largely mountainous and was largely dense woodland. Before European explorers arrived, the area was a hunting ground for a range of Native American peoples and many ancient mounds are found. It is thought that the first European explorers arrived in the area in 1671 and the European settlement started around 1725. The modern state of West Virginia was created out of part of the British Virginia Colony, which became the state of Virginia.