Insignia Type Symbol Year State day/week Pascua Florida 1953 Motto “”In God We Trust”” 2006 Nickname Sunshine State 1970 Seal Seal of Florida 1985 1 more row
What is Florida’s nickname and why?
“Sunshine State” was adopted as the State Nickname by the 1970 Legislature. Previously, official sanction for this nickname could be inferred from the law requiring use of Sunshine State on motor vehicle licenses. Florida is the Sunshine State because of the vast amount of sunshine it receives.
Florida Legislature officially adopted the nickname “Sunshine State” in 1970.