Federation Day is a Federation patriotic holiday celebrated every 12 August to commemorate the signing of the Articles of the Federation and the establishment of the United Federation of Planets in 2161.
Bajor's entry ceremony into the Federation was held on the Federation Day of 2376. However, before the parasite-controlled Shakaar Edon could sign the document, he was assassinated by Hiziki Gard. The ceremony was rescheduled and held at the end of September. (DS9 novel: Cathedral)
- Federation Day was first mentioned in The Slaver Weapon.