Cherokee National Holiday

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Brian “Blue Jay” Littlejohn, of the Cherokee nation, plays a drum with his grandson Kyler during a Native American Heritage Month Celebration. Image by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman

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Dates of Cherokee National Holiday
2022 USASep 2
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2021 USASep 3
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2020 USASep 4
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2019 USAAug 30
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Summary
The holiday has been observed annually on Labor Day weekend since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution.

The Cherokee National Holiday commemorates the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution on September 6th 1839, which reestablished the tribe’s government in Indian Territory after forced removal from the Cherokees’ original homelands in the Southeast.

Traditionally, the Cherokee National Holiday draws more than 100,000 visitors from both Oklahoma and out of state on Labor Day weekend.

The Cherokee Nation is the largest of three Cherokee federally recognized tribes in the United States.

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