About Bill of Rights Day
The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia on December 15th 1791. The anniversary of ratification and of effect is observed as Bill of Rights Day.
Bill of Rights Day is a Presidential Proclamation each year. It has been proclaimed each year since 1962, but omitted in 1967 and 1968. (Issued in 1941 and 1946 at congressional request and in 1947 without request.) Since 1968, included in Human Rights Day and Week Proclamation.