Today is Prince Day; are you wearing purple?


Today is officially "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota, in honor of the legacy of the iconic musician — and Minnesota native — who died earlier this year at age 57.

Today would have been Prince's 58th birthday.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith issued a proclamation Monday declaring the day "to celebrate Prince's life and many contributions — not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans," according to a news release.

Minnesotans are encouraged to wear purple today in honor of the musician, who died unexpectedly on April 21. 

If you are wearing purple, please snap a photo and send it to for possible publication.