Maryland Blogger: Happy Maryland Day!

Happy Maryland Day!

Happy Maryland Day!

 

Maryland Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is observed on the anniversary of the March 25, 1634, landing of the first European settlers in the Province of Maryland, the third English colony to be settled in British North America. On this day settlers from "The Ark" and the smaller "The Dove" first stepped foot onto Maryland soil, at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River. The settlers were about 150 in number, departed from Gravesend on the Thames River downstream from London. Three Jesuit priests were collected from Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England where they avoided having to give the oath of allegiance and supremacy to the King. The colony's grant was renewed to Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, (1605-1675), two years prior by Charles I of England, after first being given to his father Sir George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, (1574-1632), along with the title of "Lord Baltimore", and a first grant in Acadia, in Newfoundland, (modern Canada), (title named after lands and town Baltimore, in Ireland) who had served the King in many official and personal capacities as Secretary of State, 1619-1625 (despite his conversion to Roman Catholicism). In thanksgiving for the safe landing, Jesuit Father Andrew White celebrated the Mass for the colonists led by the younger brother of Lord Baltimore, Leonard Calvert, (1606-1647), who served as the first governor, and perhaps for the first time ever in this part of the world on the first landing at Blackistone Island, later known as St. Clement's Island off the northern shore of the Potomac River, which was the new border between the new colony and the earlier English settlements in Virginia) and erected a large cross. The landing coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation, a holy day honoring Mary, and the start of the new year in England's legal calendar (prior to 1752). Maryland Day on 25 March celebrates the 1634 landing at St Clements. Later the colonists and their two ships sailed further back down river to the southeast to settle a capital at St. Mary's City near the point where the Potomac flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

The holiday began its official observance in 1903, the date chosen by the State's Board of Education to honor Maryland history and to increase the teaching of state and local histories in the public schools. In 1916, the General Assembly (state legislature) authorized "Maryland Day" as a legal holiday (Chapter 633, Acts of 1916). - Wikipedia

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • March 25 2020 04:30PM

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Hi Roy - Happy Maryland Day.  Everyone can enjoy it from their homes.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 days ago

Hi Roy Kelley Happy Maryland Day to you and Dolores.... enjoy the day at home together....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 days ago

That's amazing history that Maryland has, Roy.  My ancestors (Dad's side), landed in New Amsterdam, Which later became New York City in 1629.  My understanding is they settled in the area where Wall Street is today, but was a swamp back then.  I love American History!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 days ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 days ago

Roy-Interesting Maryland history and nice photo from Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) 4 days ago

Roy,

I continue to enjoy all the things I am learning here, and I did not know it was Maryland Day...Happy Maryland Day to you...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 days ago

Happy Maryland Day, sure everyone would like to celebrate but are stuck home but no reason n ot to enjoy the day.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 3 days ago

I had no idea of this historical story...

I wish you another Happy Wednesday and Maryland day Roy Kelley 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) 3 days ago

Hi Roy- Happy Maryland Day!!!! Hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 3 days ago

Hello Roy - and a belated wish for a Happy Maryland Day.  There continues to be much to celebrate each and every day.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 days ago

Hello Roy,  Shame that most people are told to stay home on this special day but guess better then getting the virus.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 days ago

Roy Kelley, I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful history lesson and the story.  I hope Maryland had a great day remembering and recalling the past.  

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 3 days ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 days ago

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