California Admission Day in the United States
September 9 is California Admission Day in the United States. It celebrates the time when California became the 31st state in 1850.
Celebrate California Admission Day
Some state public offices, organizations, businesses, museums and schools have special events to celebrate the state’s history on this day.
California Admission Day is a legal observance but most public offices, schools and other businesses generally do not close.
About California Admission Day
In 1849, leaders from around the future state of California drafted California’s first constitution, which was approved on November 13 that year by a vote of 12,064 to 811. In January, 1850, the State Legislature began its first two-year session. On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st entry into the Union.
On September 9, 1924, California’s “Bear Flag” flew over the White House to honor the date of California’s admission. In 1984, however, Governor George Deukmejian signed legislation changing its observance to a “personal” option. In recent times, Californian governors have made public proclamations, inviting the public to observe the day.
California Admission Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where it is Observed|
|Thu||Sep 9||2010||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Fri||Sep 9||2011||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Sun||Sep 9||2012||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Mon||Sep 9||2013||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Tue||Sep 9||2014||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Wed||Sep 9||2015||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Fri||Sep 9||2016||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Sat||Sep 9||2017||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Sun||Sep 9||2018||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Mon||Sep 9||2019||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
|Wed||Sep 9||2020||California Admission Day||Local observance||California|
Quick FactsCalifornia Admission Day is an annual legal observance in California, in the United States.
California Admission Day 2016Friday, September 9, 2016 (local in California)
California Admission Day 2017Saturday, September 9, 2017 (local in California)
Name in other languages
|California Admission Day||English|
|Día de la admisión de California||Spanish|
|יום הכניסה קליפורניה||Hebrew|
|يوم القبول اية كاليفورنيا||Arabic|
|캘리포니아 입학 일||Korean|
|Tag der Aufnahme Kaliforniens in die Union||German|
Other holidays in September 2016 in the United States
- Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2016
- Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 10, 2016
- Patriot Day – Sunday, September 11, 2016
- Eid al-Adha – Tuesday, September 13, 2016
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day – Friday, September 16, 2016
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day – Saturday, September 17, 2016
- Air Force Birthday – Sunday, September 18, 2016
- Emancipation Day – Thursday, September 22, 2016
- Native Americans' Day – Friday, September 23, 2016
- Gold Star Mother's Day – Sunday, September 25, 2016