Let’s celebrate National Religious Freedom Day 2021! Your first amendment right says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This means you have the right to practice your own religion. No one should harass you about your religious beliefs. You have the right to believe in God according to your own conscience. We respect all religions.
Each year, National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the day the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed on January 16, 1786. Each year, by Presidential Proclamation, January 16th is declared Religious Freedom Day. We have a shared heritage of religious liberty.
Here are some ways to celebrate this great day:
- Practice your own faith
- Participate in an interfaith event such as an interfaith choir or service event
- Read about religious persecution
- Read about the Pilgrims and Puritans
- Say a prayer or light a candle
- Tell someone you believe in God
Homeschoolers: draw/color an illustration and record your observations of this historical event.