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See You at the Pole - September
Wed, Sep 25, 2024

See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole is an annual gathering held by Christian students near school flagpoles to pray. The event is gradually gaining popularity; a few years ago, more than 2 million people took part in it. Today, it is an international holiday, joined by students from different countries – Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Norway, Nigeria, Portugal, and many others.

History

The holiday appeared when prayers offered in public schools and the educational administration were declared unconstitutional in America. Students were allowed to independently gather for prayer – thus, their rights and freedoms were protected. Events can only be held if they are started by students; interference or approval of third parties is unacceptable. The American Civil Liberties Union approves of See You at the Pole, but on the condition that the school does not encourage or control the holiday.

Interesting Facts

  • In 2006, the leadership tried to ban the holding of a rally at the flagpole for students of the South Floyd School in Kentucky, but representatives of the Rutherford Institute proved the legitimacy of the event.
  • Students should be aware of their right to participate in such meetings, a right upheld by the US Supreme Court.
  • A rally is an integral part of a democratic, equal society, and the right to organize and hold an assembly is enshrined in the Constitution.

How to Take Part

Today, See You at the Pole is held in many cities. The holiday consists of two parts. The first is a prayer at the flagpole, in which schoolchildren, students, teachers, and representatives of the church can take part. In the evening, entertainment and educational events are held – concerts of Christian music, theatrical performances, and worship services.

When is See You at the Pole celebrated in 2024?

See You at the Pole is observed on the last Wednesday of September each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 25 2024
Wednesday September 24 2025
Wednesday September 30 2026
Wednesday September 29 2027
Wednesday September 27 2028
Wednesday September 26 2029

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