Constitution Week
Official nameConstitution Week
Observed byUnited States
CelebrationsConstitution Week 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.[1]
BeginsSeptember 17
EndsSeptember 23
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Constitution Week is an American observance to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution.


The observance runs annually from September 17 to September 23. It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution , but it was George W Bush who officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002.[2] The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.


President Donald Trump proclaimed Constitution Week on September 27, 2017.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ 36 U.S.C. § 108
  2. ^ "Constitution Week Declared",
  3. ^ Office of the Press Secretary (September 15, 2017). "President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 17, 2017, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and September 17, 2017, through September 23, 2017, as Constitution Week". Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Staff (September 14, 2017). "Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Week) 2017 with Naturalization Ceremonies". United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington, D.C.: United States Government. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week, 2017" (PDF). Federal Register. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. September 13, 2017. Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.