As of 2014, Arkansas was the most affordable U.S. state to live in. The diamond is the official state gem and Arkansas even has a state park (Crater of Diamonds State Park) where ordinary people actually can dig for diamonds. Arkansans take their state’s pronunciation so seriously, it’s actually against state law to mispronounce the word “Arkansas” while in the state. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Arkansas starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Arkansas.