Saturday 19 September 2020
(Week 39)

Citizenship Day 2021, 2022 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Citizenship Day 2021 and Citizenship Day 2022.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
Citizenship Day 2020 Thursday 38 -
Citizenship Day 2021 Friday 37 363
Citizenship Day 2022 Saturday 37 728
Citizenship Day 2023 Sunday 38 1093
Citizenship Day 2024 Tuesday 38 1459
Citizenship Day 2025 Wednesday 38 1824
Citizenship Day 2026 Thursday 38 2189
Citizenship Day 2027 Friday 37 2554
Citizenship Day 2028 Sunday 38 2920
Citizenship Day 2029 Monday 38 3285
Citizenship Day 2030 Tuesday 38 3650

Significance of Citizenship Day 2021

Citizenship Day 2021, 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 Day

The 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 2021

Traditionally, Citizenship Day 2021 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 2021 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.

When is Citizenship Day 2021

Citizenship Day 2021 falls on September 17, annually. The date on which the holiday falls on remain the same, but the day of the week changes each year; consult the above table for exact holiday dates.
See besides 'Citizenship Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2020 calendar.

See also the 2020 Calendar.