National Winston Churchill Day

Winston Churchill Day is a holiday observed on April 9th that commemorates the day he was made an honorary citizen of the U.S. On April 9, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy presided over the ceremony granting honorary citizenship to Churchill. Although Churchill was not present at the ceremony, his son and grandson were.

Although this was a one-time ceremony, the date has been observed as this holiday ever since. It is a great day for people who are fans of Churchill to celebrate his achievements or for those unfamiliar with him to learn more about his life.

The History of Winston Churchill Day

On April 9, 1963, Winston Churchill was made an honorary citizen of the United States by the U.S. Congress and President John F. Kennedy. This ceremony became the foundation of this holiday as newspapers around the world reported on it. It has been observed by people interested in the life of Winston Churchill ever since.

Facts About Churchill

We have gathered some facts about Churchill for everyone interested in observing this holiday. Let’s take a quick look at them.

  • Winston Churchill’s mother was American.
  • Churchill took 60 bottles of alcohol with him when he headed out for the Boer War.
  • The first attested use of the abbreviation O.M.G. (Oh my God!) was in a letter from John Fisher to Winston Churchill in 1917.

Observing Winston Churchill Day

Take the time to learn more about Winston Churchill on this day. You can learn about him from a history book or one of the many movies that have been made about his life. While you’re celebrating his legacy, be sure to use the hashtag #WinstonChurchillDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 9 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
April 9 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
April 9 Sunday
Culture & History