Constitution Memorial Day
|Constitution Memorial Day|
|Significance||Celebrates the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan|
Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日 Kenpō Kinenbi?) is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place on May third in celebration of the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan. It is a part of the collection of holidays known as Golden Week.
A holiday since the current Japanese constitution came into effect on May 3, 1947, Constitution Memorial Day is often chosen as a day to reflect on the meaning of democracy and Japanese government. For instance, in 2003, a number of newspapers featured editorials regarding the constitution's embattled Article 9.
- Indiana University East Asian Studies Center: Japanese Holidays & Celebrations, retrieved November 18, 2005
- World Press: Japan: Constitutional Controversy (July 2003), retrieved November 18, 2005
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