Eastern District of California to Celebrate U.S. Constitution Day

Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Eastern District of California will celebrate Constitution Day with a live reading of the U.S. Constitution at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse. Participants ranging from federal judges to local high school students - will gather to read the Constitution aloud. Over 100 people will participate in the reading, including students from McClatchy High School in the Sacramento City Unified School District, Grant Union High School in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, Florin High School in the Elk Grove Unified School District, and theater students from Natomas Charter School's Performing and Fine Arts Academy in the Natomas Unified School District.

The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, will host a livestream “Reading of the U.S. Constitution” at 12:00 p.m. PT, to commemorate the anniversary of the original Constitution's signing. 

Attend in person or watch the Live Stream on Zoom.


Additional resources for Constitution Day can be found on the District Court’s website HERE.


The reading of the U.S. Constitution is expected to take roughly 90 minutes.


Background: U.S. Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is a day set aside to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and honor those who are citizens, and those who have become citizens of the United States. It is observed on September 17 – the day in which the constitution was adopted in 1787. If this holiday falls on a weekend, then it is normally observed by schools on an adjacent weekday.