Saturday, 18 July 2015

What and when is Constitution Day in Uruguay?

Today is Constitution Day in Uruguay!

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 18 - it is a public holiday in Uruguay.  The Constitution Day of Uruguay is officially known as Jura de la Constitución de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Constitution Day has been observed in Uruguay since 1830, when Uruguay adopted its first Constitution. Presently, it commemorates the Constitution of 1951, which established a collegiate form of government in the country.

Constitution Day celebrations are marked by playing of the national anthem and speeches made by political leaders.  Apart from official celebrations, there are social events organised by citizens to commemorate the day. 

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