Today I experienced a holiday unique to Utah, Pioneer Day. This day originated in 1847 when the first Mormon pioneers discovered Utah. It is celebrated every year on July 24th. Non-Mormons have a slightly different take on the holiday. They call it Pie and Beer Day.
For me, instead of exploring and discovering new lands like a pioneer, I had to be a photojournalist and take pictures. I covered the Deseret News Classic 5K and The Days of ’47 Parade. Though exhausted, I enjoyed myself and thought I would share some pictures from the events of the day.
If you would like to see more coverage from Pioneer Day, go to http://www.deseretnews.com/ and look at the other events that were covered by the amazing photog staff at the Dnews.