Constitution Day commemorates the Constitution’s signing and recognizes all who have become citizens by coming of age or naturalization. By law, “the civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and the State and locality in which they reside.” Read the public law.
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day. If Constitution Day falls on a weekend, it may be held in the previous or next week. The National Constitution Center will observe Constitution Day on Monday, September 18, 2023, with additional programs on the prior weekend. For more information on events and programs, click HERE.
Some additional events for those interested in constitutional law:
- Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 2pm (Eastern) ⏤ Scholar Exchange: The Constitutional Convention. Sponsored by the National Constitution Center. Featuring William Allen, Colleen Sheehan, and Jonathan Gienapp in conversation with NCC President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen. They will discuss the issues and events in early America that led to the Constitutional Convention and how those discussions shaped the future of the United States. Click here to register.
- Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 6:30pm (Eastern) ⏤ The History of Religious Liberty in America. Sponsored by the National Constitution Center. How did America’s founders view religious liberty? What does it mean today? Featuring constitutional law experts Marci Hamilton, author of Gov vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law, and Michael McConnell, co-author of Agreeing to Disagree: How the Establishment Clause Protects Religious Diversity and Freedom of Conscience. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the NCC, will moderate. Click here for more information. Click here to register.
- Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 6:30 (Eastern) ⏤ Explore the National Constitution Center’s Education Framework: Teaching Through Stories and Dialogue. Sponsored by the National Constitution Center. Created for educators, learners of all ages will gain a deeper understanding of how to separate political views from constitutional views – asking not what the government should do but what it constitutionally may do. Click here to register.