Moreholidays September Citizenship Day


United States Citizenship Day

United States Constitution

About Citizenship Day

Date When Celebrated: Citizenship Day is always observed on September 17

Citizenship Day celebrates being a citizen of the United States of America, the greatest country the world has ever seen. Our great country (and its people ….you!) is something every American should be proud of. America is filled with outstanding citizens, many of whom have played a direct or indirect role in making this country and what it stands for, a beacon of hope, promise, and success!

This special day is for all citizens, both native-born, and those who chose to become Americans. It is a day to be proud to be an American. It is a day to appreciate being a citizen of this country and the rights and freedoms it brings. We suggest American citizens never take for granted the rights, freedoms, and privileges afforded us, as citizens of the United States of America. 

We suggest today, and every day, you express your citizenship in some way. It’s the sum of all of the actions and deeds by famous and “ordinary” citizens, that makes this country so great.

To each and every American citizen, we wish you a very Happy Citizenship Day!

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Today's Quote

To me, “Drink responsibly” means don’t spill it!

Song of the Day: The Pina Colada Song, by Rupert Holmes

History and Origin of Citizenship Day

On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing U.S. Citizenship Day on September 17 of each year. The roots of this public holiday go back to I Am an American Day, which was established in 1940 by Congress as the third Sunday in May. This day was moved and renamed Citizenship Day to coincide with the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous September Birthdays

Recipe of the Day: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Also See: Fall Recipes  and Holiday Recipes

Flower of the Day: Lilliput Zinnias

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