Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kenpou-Kinen-bi (Constitution Memorial Day)

Today May 3rd 2009 is Constitution Memorial Day, a national holiday.

This day was established to celebrate the enforcement of the Constitution of Japan on May 3rd 1947. (For your information, the day when the Constitution was promulgated is on November 3rd in 1946.)

According to the National Holiday Act, this is the day for “Commemorating the enforcement of the Constitution and reaffirming hope the growth of the nation.”

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