Re-posted from fox13now.com. “Pioneer Day” is a holiday in Utah. What does Pioneer Day commemorate?
According to Wikipedia, “Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in the U.S. state of Utah, with some celebrations in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers. It commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, where the Latter-day Saints settled after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other locations in the eastern United States. Parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities help commemorate the event. Similar to July 4, most governmental offices and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day.”
SALT LAKE CITY — The Days of 47 Parade will commemorate Pioneer Day Friday, and while residents can begin to secure their spots along the parade route beginning Thursday night, police are reminding the community of a few rules.
The list of rules below is courtesy the Salt Lake City Police Department:
• For the benefit of everyone and fairness to all, please do not set up prior to 8 p.m. or save space tomorrow evening (Thursday) along the parade route.
• You may only use a canopy or see-through tents along the route.
• Please do not block the right-of-way along the sidewalks/roadways.
• Please do not park any vehicle along the route after 8 p.m. tomorrow evening (Thursday) or it will be towed.
• For the safety and comfort of everyone, and with the exception of service animals, no dogs are permitted along the parade route.
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