Pascua Florida Day is celebrated as a state day in Florida, the United States. It usually falls on April 2. It is the anniversary of the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, who searched for gold and the Fountain of Youth. He named the land "Pascua Florida" probably because the date was near Easter.
Pascua Florida Day is usually celebrated on April 2, unless the 2nd falls on a weekend. When it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the governor may declare either the preceding Friday or following Monday as the state day. According to the 2007 Florida Senate Statutes, the Governor of Florida may annually issue a proclamation designating April 2 as the state day and designating the week of March 27 to April 2 as "Pascua Florida Week" and calling upon public schools and citizens of Florida to observe the same as a patriotic occasion.
In 2016 Pascua Florida Day in USA falls on April 2.