Constitution Day is a public holiday to honor the constitution of a country.
This Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the signing or adoption of the
On September 17, 1787, forty-two of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional
Convention held their final meeting, to sign the Constitution of the United
States of America.
Since May 25, 1787, the 55 delegates had gathered almost daily in the State
House in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. By the middle
of June, it became apparent to the delegates that to merely amend the Articles
of Confederation would not be sufficient.
Instead, they would write an entirely new document designed to clearly define
and separate the powers of the central government, the powers of the states,
the rights of the people and how the representatives of the people should be
After being signed in September of 1787, Congress sent printed copies of the
Constitution to the state legislatures for ratification. By June 21, 1788, nine
states had approved the Constitution, finally forming "a more perfect Union".
Constitution Day recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution
and those who have become U.S. citizens. The U.S. Constitution was signed by
thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history.
It is commonly called as Citizenship Day. It is observed on September 17, but
not a Public Holiday.
When Queen Victoria gave royal assent to the Australian Constitution on 9 July
1900 making it law, the Australian nation was born. Each year, the National
Archives celebrates Constitution Day on 9 July.
The Australian Constitution is the single most important document in Australia's
history. It outlines the powers of Australia's federal and state governments,
the court system, the frequency of elections, who can vote and stand for
Parliament, and many other things affecting the day-to-day lives of
Its creation was a remarkably inclusive and democratic process. It was drafted
in the 1890s by the six then self-governing colonies of Great Britain that came
together to form a nation: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western
Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
The colonial people subsequently voted to ratify it, and the British Parliament
passed an Act to legislate it.
Andorra, it assented by the Andorran people in a referendum on 14th March 1993.
Anguilla, Constitution Day is celebrated on August 10th.
Armenia, it was adopted on July 8th 1995.
Belarus, it was adopted on March 15th 1994.
Cambodia, September 24th is Constitution Day which celebrates the anniversary
of promulgation of the country in 1993.
Cayman Islands, will be celebrating on first Monday in July on 1994.
Cook Islands, is amended on 1981.
Denmark, Constitution Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the
Danish constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional
monarchy, and honors the constitution of 1953. It is celebrated on the 5th of
June. This day is also Father's Day in Denmark.
Dominican Republic, it was adopted on November 6th 1844.
Equatorial Guinea, it was amended 17th November January 1995.
Faroe Islands, celebrated on June 5th.
Japan, it takes place on May 3rd in celebration of the promulgation of the 1947
Kazakhstan, celebrated on August 30th.
Kyrgyzstan, commemorating the establishment of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz
Republic on 5th May.
Marshall Islands, celebrated on May 1st.
Mexico, it was approved by the Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917.
Micronesia, celebrated on May 10th.
Nauru, it was amended on 17 May 1968.
Nepal, the new democratic constitution of the kingdom of Nepal was promulgated
on November 9, 1990.
North Korea, celebrated on December 27th.
Northern Mariana Islands:
Northern Mariana Islands, celebrated on December 9th.
Norway, the Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year
Palau, celebrated on July 9th.
Papua New Guinea:
Papua New Guinea, Constitution 16th Sep 1975.
Poland, it was adopted on May 3rd, 1791.
Puerto Rico, it became effective on July 25, 1952.
Serbia, it was amended April 27 1835.
Slovakia, the constitution of independent Slovakia has been adopted in Bratislava,
on 1st September 1992.
Spain, the Constitution of Spain is regarded as the culmination of the Spanish
transition to democracy. It was enacted after a referendum on December 6th,
Tajikistan, it was adopted on November 6th, 1994.
Thailand, commemorates the promulgation of the first permanent constitution in
10th December, 1932.
Tonga, the Tongan Constitution was enacted by King George Tupou I on 4th November
Turkmenistan, the Constitution of Turkmenistan adopted on 18th May 1992.
Ukraine, it was adopted on June 28th 1996.
Uruguay, it was amended on July 18th 1830.
Uzbekistan, Constituon day of Republic of Uzbekistan is on December 8th 1992.
Vanuatu, it was amended on October 6th.