In the rare case that you were not already celebrating Beyoncé every day, Minnesota’s newly declared “Beyoncé Day” just gave you an excuse.
Gov. Mark Dayton declared May 23 as Beyoncé Day in Minnesota, the day that Beyoncé was scheduled to perform in Minneapolis. The concert was nearly rained out, and thousands of Beyhive members were forced to temporarily evacuate the venue, TCF Bank Stadium, because of lightning.
The stormy weather eventually ceased, and Minnesotans were able to return to the concert and celebrate the new holiday with the Queen herself.
“Beyoncé’s impact and success has been widely-recognized,” the official proclamation of Beyoncé Day reads. “Beyoncé has influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs.”
Is it too early to start planning next year’s celebration?
\u201cGovernor Dayton and Lt. Governor @tinaflintsmith have proclaimed today as @Beyonce Day in MN\u201d
— Governor Mark Dayton (@Governor Mark Dayton)
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