When it comes down to it, everyone’s pretty proud of their state. You’ve got bumper stickers, know the state motto and flower and all that other jazz. If someone comes up and says shit about your home, you’re willing to fight over it to prove that folks from where ever you hail from, don’t back down from a fight. Your state is unique.
But you do you know what specifically makes you unique? It might not be the different geological features you have, or your state capital or even what famous celebrities come from your state. Nope, what makes your state unique is the weird traditions, habits, and events that only your people can love. Like putting peanuts in your Coca-Cola. I’ll get to that.
But hey, it builds a community and makes everyone happy. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.