Constitution and Citizenship Day

The Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed on September 17 to commemorate the ratification of the US Constitution. It was established as a federal holiday by the US Congress in 2004. This year marks the 234th anniversary of the historic event that took place in 1787.
The day commemorates the last meeting of the Constitutional Convention, which was held from May to September to revise the Articles of Confederation and create the constitution. It dates back to 1940 when Congress and the President passed a resolution to create “I Am an American Day”, which was observed on the third Sunday of May. It was later renamed as “Constitution Day” and the date was moved to September 17.

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