Today marks the 158th anniversary of Kansas becoming the 34th state of the Union.

Today marks the 158th anniversary of Kansas becoming the 34th state of the Union.

And Jan. 29 is traditionally recognized across the state as Kansas Day.

A teacher in the city of Paola is credited with starting the tradition of Kansas Day in 1877, according to Kansapedia, an online service offered through the Kansas Historical Society.

Today, teachers continue to celebrate Kansas Day with activities related to the state. And activities are planned today at local schools.

One classroom at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School will have Kansas Day yoga, according to Ashley Razak, spokeswoman for the Basehor-Linwood school district.

At Lansing Elementary School, second-grade students will be presenting information about famous Kansans they have researched, according to teacher Barb Robinson.

But Kansas Day activities are not limited to schools. Over the weekend, Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery in Basehor hosted a celebration of the state’s birthday, according to the company’s Facebook page.

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