Citizenship Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Citizenship Day 2017 and Citizenship Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|September 17, 2017||Citizenship Day 2017||Sunday|
|September 17, 2018||Citizenship Day 2018||Monday|
|September 17, 2019||Citizenship Day 2019||Tuesday|
|September 17, 2020||Citizenship Day 2020||Thursday|
|September 17, 2021||Citizenship Day 2021||Friday|
|September 17, 2022||Citizenship Day 2022||Saturday|
|September 17, 2023||Citizenship Day 2023||Sunday|
|September 17, 2024||Citizenship Day 2024||Tuesday|
|September 17, 2025||Citizenship Day 2025||Wednesday|
|September 17, 2026||Citizenship Day 2026||Thursday|
|September 17, 2027||Citizenship Day 2027||Friday|
Significance of Citizenship Day 2017Citizenship Day 2017, also referred to as Constitution Day, is a combined holiday observed annually on September 11. It is a day dedicated to commemorating the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 and is dedicated to all United States citizens.
History of Citizenship DayThe history of Citizenship Day dates back to the summer of 1787 when delegates convened in Philadelphia to create and craft the constitution of the United States of America. They worked to develop a framework that would provide balance and freedom, taking into account federal and state interests, as well as individual human rights.
The delegates signed-in the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. By June 21, 1788, the constitution was effective, having been approved by nine of the 13 states. With respect to recognizing citizens, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst advocated a day to celebrate United States Citizenship in 1939. In 1940 the Congress created “I Am an American Day” to be celebrated in the third Sunday in May.
On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed into law “Citizenship Day” that replaced “I am an American Day”. On August 2, 1956, the Congress requested that the president proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as “Constitution Week”. In December 2004 a federal law was enacted and designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”.
Traditions of Citizenship Day 2017Traditionally, Citizenship Day 2017 is viewed as a time of celebration and honour of the United States' constitution and citizens. Annually, on this day, publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the United States Constitution on that day.
Even though Citizenship Day 2017 is not a federal holiday, some people and organizations may take some time out to commemorate this day through events in schools, churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.