Van Buren County's blog

Happy 2019

Welcome to the new year, we at Van Buren County hope it is a great year for everyone. We are currently in the process of updating new officials and contact pages, thank you for your patience during the interim.

Christmas Traditions in Arkansas

Christmas was first declared a federal holiday in 1870 but Arkansas was one of the first states to declare it a holiday in 1838, just two years after statehood. Many of our Christmas traditions stem from European traditions celebrating Christmas and other winter holidays. When immigrants arrived in Arkansas they brought these traditions with them: