The day when constitution was adopted
The citizenship day has historical importance in the United States of America as on this day the constitutional convention had signed the document of constitution and adopted it in the year 1787 on 17th September. For the better function of any country the constitution is must and therefore it is a matter of national importance. In the USA it was adopted at Philadelphia and in honor of this day, as per the federal list the country observes a national holiday. In case the 17 September falls on any Sunday, weekend or any other sort of holiday than the next day is observes as holiday.
This day all the organizations such as schools, universities and other agencies that are funded by the federal mandatorily observe a holiday. However, the private schools and universities can work and some of them really work well. There are a few universities that celebrate US Constitution and citizenship weeks that can help people to get aware about the constitution and matters related to it. There are a few organizations that also circulate the copies of the constitution among people without any charges and try to bring awareness for the constitution. Some organizations also arrange for some charity work as well as circulate free T-shirts that has various presidential quotes printed on it. There are also many colleges and universities that arrange different contests about constitution.
The holiday was renamed in the year 2004 as ‘Constitution Day and Citizenship Day’ and at that time the holiday was made mandatory for all the institutes that receive federal fund in any kind. The amendment was passed by Senator Robert Byrd in the omnibus spending bill 2004 and from next month amendment came into effect also. Hence, this day makes the citizen aware about provisions of constitution.