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Constitution Day

September 17 is Constitution Day!

Today, we observe the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Constitution Day is a day to recognize those who have adopted the Constitution as citizens of America, whether they were born on United States soil or not.

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that was passed into law in 2004 by West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd. Prior to 2004, September 17 was known as “Citizenship Day”. Today it is mandated that publicly funded schools and federal agencies organize educational programs about the Constitution.

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about our nation’s Constitution.

Sources: Constitution Day, Wikipedia

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National Apple Dumpling Day

September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day!

Apple dumplings are crispy pastries with a warm, sweet and cinnamon-y, apple-filled center. Native to the northeastern United States, particularly around Pennsylvania, apple dumplings are commonly eaten at breakfast or with vanilla ice cream as a a dessert.

Make your own apple dumplings to celebrate this fall treat:

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Country Apple Dumplings

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org
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When is Rosh Hashanah in 2012?

September 17, 2012

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah.

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