The Buzz on Maryland Day

The Buzz on Maryland Day

Experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Join us on March 25th for Maryland Day, a celebration of our legacy. Bee Inspired, a local business, proudly operates in this iconic state, located near stunning seaside views and bustling Baltimore.

Want to know more about Maryland Day? You've come to the right place.

Maryland Day originated from a deep sense of state pride. In the 1630s, English citizens were encouraged to settle in the New World. Following a charter granted by the king in 1632, around 140 individuals eagerly embarked on a voyage to North America, departing in the winter of 1633.

When the ships reached the American coast, the native inhabitants were horrified.

The colonists formed peace treaties with the American natives, although it is well known that these treaties often took advantage of the indigenous populations.

These settlers then traveled to what would become St. Clement's Island on March 25, 1634.

This is the day that we remember as Maryland Day; when the official founding of the Maryland colony took place.

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A Little more about Maryland Day

Maryland Day became an official holiday in the early 1900s when it was used as a way to teach history in schools. Today, it is a day of cultural celebrations, with events happening statewide.

In some places, you might find festivals or feasts. In others, historical reenactments and demonstrations. To find events near you, visit

Check our blog for plenty of recipes for your Maryland Day get-together!

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Fun Facts about Maryland

  • The State Flower of Maryland is the Black-Eyed Susan.
  • Jousting is the official sport of Maryland even though everyone thinks it's lacrosse.
  • Maryland State flag is the only state flag to be based on English heraldry. The black and gold design on the quartered flag is based on the coat of arms of the Calvert family.
  • Kent Island is the third oldest English settlement and the first in the state of Maryland in 1631.
  • In 1696 King Williams School opened. It was the first school in the US.
  • In August 1813, there was a planned attack by the British on the community of St Michaels. Citizens were alerted and they hoisted lanterns into the trees surrounding the area. The height of the light caused the British to overshoot the town. An interesting side note: those British soldiers camped out overnight on Chesterhaven Beach Farm!
  • Annapolis, once served as the Capital of the United States, it is now known as the Sailing Capital of the world, sees over 4 million visitors a year.
  • Francis Scott Key was inspired by the flag sewn by Mary Pickersgill that waved over Fort McHenry when he wrote our National Anthem.

Famous people from Maryland

  • Mike Rowe was born in Baltimore Maryland.
  • Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 in Dorchester County. She was the conductor of the underground railroad.
  • Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore.
  • Frank Zappa was from Maryland.
  • Clara Barton was from Maryland.
  • Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz was born in Baltimore.
  • Tom Clancy was born in Baltimore. He wrote The Hunt For Red October while working at an insurance company in Owings Mills, where our Honey House is located. He was part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles when he died in 2013.
  • Oprah Winfrey's career started in Baltimore at WJZ-TV.
  • Michael Phelps was born and raised in Maryland.
  • Billie Holiday was born in Maryland.
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