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California Admission Day in United States

September 9 is California Admission Day in the United States. It celebrates the time when California became the 31st state in 1850.

California's "Bear Flag", which flew over the White House on September 9, 1924, to honor the date of the state's admission.
California's "Bear Flag", which flew over the White House on September 9, 1924, to honor the date of the state's admission.

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.

Public Life

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuSep 92010California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
FriSep 92011California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
SunSep 92012California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
MonSep 92013California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
TueSep 92014California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
WedSep 92015California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
FriSep 92016California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
SatSep 92017California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
SunSep 92018California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
MonSep 92019California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia
WedSep 92020California Admission DayLocal observanceCalifornia

Quick Facts

California Admission Day is an annual legal observance in California, in the United States.

California Admission Day 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (local in California)

California Admission Day 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016 (local in California)


Name in other languages

California Admission DayEnglish
Día de la admisión de CaliforniaSpanish
יום הכניסה קליפורניהHebrew
يوم القبول اية كاليفورنياArabic
캘리포니아 입학 일Korean
Tag der Aufnahme Kaliforniens in die UnionGerman

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