Map of NC

Map of NC

March 31, 2016

Easter Monday

Did you know that Easter Monday used to be a North Carolina state holiday?  Do you know why?  It all started with a baseball game.  Wake Forest University (WFU) used to be located near Raleigh.  WFU had a long-standing baseball rivalry with what is now known as NC State University.

The annual game was so popular that everyone, including government workers, would skip work to attend the game.  Thus, the NC government eventually declared Easter Monday a state holiday, though this is no longer in effect today.

For more information about this once beloved historical event, please check out the aptly titled "The Easter Monday Baseball Game" by Tim Peeler.  You can find this book at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!

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