Friday, May 3, 2013

Constitution Memorial Day: The Second Celebration of Japan's Golden Week

The second holiday in the collection of Japanese holidays, known as Golden Week, has officially begun! Today, May 3rd, is known throughout all of Japan as Constitution Memorial Day. 

The purpose of this national celebration is to acknowledge the promulgation of the Constitution of Japan, which came into effect on May 3, 1947. This day asks Japanese citizens to reflect on democracy and the Japanese government. 

Countless ceremonies throughout the country mark the importance of this day. In addition to participating in the ceremonies, thousands of people attend lectures on the role the constitution has played within the government over the course of the last fifty years. 

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In special celebration of this day, The Diet building is even opened to visitors. So many families will set aside some time on this day to explore the halls that are usually off-limits to them. 

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