Many a thing achieves official status simply because somebody official declares it to be so. Sometimes those things are a little surprising. For example, did you know that Utah has a state tartan? It’s called the Centennial Tartan, and looks like this:
Picture it in a fetching outfit such as this:
Utah also boasts a state cooking pot, the dutch oven:
Wherever you live, are there things that have been declared “official” that surprise you?
[Images: Utah.gov, Wikipedia]