Constitution Memorial Day

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Constitution Memorial Day
Observed byJapan
TypeNational
SignificanceCelebrates the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan
DateMay 3

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.[1]

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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.[2]

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