§ 106. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
(a) DESIGNATION.—September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
(b) PURPOSE.—Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.
Celebrate Constitution Day
- Join Peter Sagal (star of NPR’s popular Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!) as he rides across the country “to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, and how it unites us as a nation.”
- Explore the Interactive Constitution website.
- Celebrate Constitution Day with the U.S. Senate.
- View the Alexander Hamilton Papers at the Library of Congress. Letters, Speeches & More Reveal Hamilton’s Career & Private Life.
- Read a transcript of the Constitution and see a high-resolution image of the original document from the National Archives
- Watch a video dramatization of the Constitutional Convention from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Test your knowledge on U.S. history and government by taking the U.S. Naturalization test.
Find additional resources on the official Constitution Day website.