Symbolically speaking: Jell-O, constellations and other Utah state symbols

It’s safe to say most employed Americans wouldn’t be upset by an extra day or two of paid holiday from work, and with Pioneer Day right around the corner, Utahns are about to get just that.

But the celebration of Pioneer Day as a state holiday isn’t the only interesting thing about the state of Utah. As with most states, Utah has adopted a variety of different symbols, including state animals, state songs, state emblems and more. With 29 symbols officially written into state code and a few unofficial symbols, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of intriguing things that represent the state of Utah, several of which hearken back to Utah’s pioneer heritage and most of which are written into state code section 63G-1-501 (meaning yep, they’re legit). You can check them out here.

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