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WTF Is Pioneer Day And Why Do Some People Pronounce It Pie And Beer Day?

Utahkin to me? UTAHKIN TO ME? OK cool I will explain.

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On July 24, Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day, or the Latter Day Saints' arrival in Salt Lake City.

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Brigham Young led a group of pioneers 1,300 miles into the unchartered American West after facing religious persecution in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Today, Pioneer Day is kind of like a sequel to Independence Day. They have the fireworks.

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Plus everyone cosplays like they're in the 1800s.

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Well maybe not everyone. About fifteen years ago, some non-mormons decided to capitalize on their day off and create another holiday filled with--what else--food and booze.

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Pie and Beer Day has been growing in popularity in recent years.

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Is Utah big enough for two holidays in one day?

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  1. Which of these dueling holidays do you celebrate?

    Both
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    I'm not from Utah
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WTF Is Pioneer Day And Why Do Some People Pronounce It Pie And Beer Day?

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Which of these dueling holidays do you celebrate?
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