Date(s) - Friday, February 12, 2021
Since the earliest days of the colony’s founding, Georgians have commemorated the landing of James Edward Oglethorpe and first English settlers at Savannah on February 12, 1733. While the COVID-19 pandemic requires an alternative to the traditional parade, Georgia students will have the opportunity to celebrate Georgia Day through an exploration of the parade theme, “Georgia Leaders on the World Stage,” supporting the Cold War focus of the 2020-2021 Festival. Classroom activities, art contests, and videos featuring greetings from state and local leaders throughout Georgia history will encourage today’s students to honor the spirit of the original Trustees whose motto, Non Sibi, Sed Aliis (Not for Self, but for Others) inspired Georgia’s founding.
The Georgia Day Parade Online Program will debut on Friday, February 12, 2021. Register now to take part!
In lieu of the annual, in-person banner competition, GHS will host two virtual competitions for Georgia Day 2021. In addition to the popular classroom banner competition, GHS will also host an art contest for individual students.
Beginning in January, Georgia students will have opportunities to compete with their peers across the state by creating original artwork on the Focus of Study, “Georgia Leaders on the World Stage.” After being reviewed and judged for their creativity and use of Festival educational resources including new GHS Historical Investigations, submissions will be featured online and through GHS social media. All submissions are due by February 1, 2021. Click here for guidelines and submission information.