Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Each year, September 17 marks Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This holiday is celebrated around the country in recognition of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

The late Senator Robert Byrd introduced legislative language into the omnibus spending bill in 2004 to establish this holiday. The law requires that each educational institution that receives federal funds hold an educational program on the Constitution for students on September 17 of each year (or during the week, if the holiday falls on a weekend) on the history of the Constitution.

The Law Library of Congress provides many resources to help you celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Resources include:

The Law Library also includes the Constitution in its Guide to Law Online, and a resource guide to the Constitution.

If your law library is involved in a Constitution Day event, please let us know!

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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