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Annual Observances

Throughout the year, federal courts open their doors to provide experiential learning, mark legal milestones, and celebrate heritage months with ready-to-use activities and multi-media resources. 

Open Doors to Federal Courts

Open Doors to Federal Courts is a national initiative that local federal judges conduct in their courtrooms and includes realistic courtroom simulations.

Law Day

Law Day is celebrated on May 1 and throughout the month of May. Find interactive courtroom and classroom activities for this year's celebration.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Constitution Day is marked on September 17 and throughout the month. Take a fresh look at the Constitution.

Naturalization Ceremonies

Students may observe and participate in these public ceremonies throughout the year.

Anniversary of the Federal Court System

September 24 is the anniversary of a groundbreaking American innovation — a federal court system separate from the individual state courts. Discover the origin of the court system in one of the first Acts of Congress.

Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day is observed on December 15 and throughout the month of December. Find discussion starters.

Heritage Months

Celebrate diversity and use law-related resources to explore the nation's legal and cultural heritage.