Naturalization Ceremony to Celebrate Christmas Day

Posting Date: 
Monday, December 21, 2020
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30am, the District Court of Guam will proudly host two special Christmas Day Naturalization Ceremonies.

In case of rain, the Naturalization ceremony will be held in the courtroom while family and friends may join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 160 643 2044
Passcode: 077369

Christmas Day is celebrated every year on December 25 and is observed as both a religious and worldwide cultural holiday. Many cultural customs include decorating a Christmas tree, attending church services and having a Christmas meal with family and friends. While Christmas Day has been traditionally celebrated for over two millennia from all over the world, it became an official federal holiday in the United States in 1870.

In line with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines implemented by the Government of Guam, the Naturalization Ceremonies will take place in front of the courthouse, where the soon-to be citizens will take their oath to bear faith and allegiance to our great nation.  In the event that the weather prohibits an outdoor ceremony, the ceremony will be moved into the courthouse where the soon-to-be citizens will take their oath, while friends and family can watch outside the courthouse on a streaming link to be provided. Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood states: “It is an honor to welcome our newest citizens on such a joyous holiday and to witness them receive a once in a lifetime gift, ending the year on a positive note.”