Constitution Day

Grundlovsdag
Grundlovsdag, a photo by larsloekke on Flickr.
Today is Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag) in Denmark.

Possibly because Denmark has been an independent country since times immemorial, the country doesn't have a national day, so Constitution Day is the closest you get. It's not a day of big celebrations, though -- in general, people gather to listen to politicians speaking about the value of democracy, but that's about it.

However, I do like the fact that the country has chosen to celebrate its constitution, rather than some battle or royal event. I guess the Scottish Constitution will come into force on the day Scotland becomes independent (March 2016?), so constitution and independence might become interwoven for Scotland, too.

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