Constitution Day in Denmark is celebrated on 5 June every year. It is a national holiday in Denmark and many international personalities celebrate this day with great interest. In Denmark, as in many countries of Europe, the Constitution Day is linked to the Battle of Copenhagen in 17 Danish centuries. The event was centred around the killing of King Christian X, when his rule came to an end and an army of settlers from Sweden invaded the country.
Constitution Day in Denmark is also commemorated with immense respect. On this day, the Danish people pay tribute to the sacrifices they made to build a free country. They believe that the unity of the nation is achieved through a Constitution. Since the introduction of a new constitution in 1953, the constitutional system of Denmark has experienced profound changes.
The Constitution Day in Denmark is also seen as a celebration of the freedom and independence of the Danish people from the foreign rulers who ruled them for so many years. The Constitution of Denmark, which was adopted by the electorate in parliament, was created by a majority of citizens in a referendum. The Constitution Day celebrations in Denmark commemorate the day when the Constitution was adopted. It also commemorates the role played by the forefathers of the present Denmark, which were forced to emigrate to avoid a military invasion from Germany.
The Danish Constitution Day is a national holiday in all municipalities, with the exception of the capital city of Copenhagen where the municipal authorities have the authority to arrange the event. A large number of organisations from Denmark to participate in promoting the constitutional tradition of the nation. An exhibition pertaining to “The roots of the constitution” is organised annually in Copenhagen. This exhibition traces the history of the constitution day and the significance it holds for the Danes. The second largest city of Denmark, Copenhagen, also celebrates its constitution day annually. The third largest city of Denmark, Malmo, also hosts a constitution day celebration.
Constitution Day in Denmark 2021 Wishes, Quotes
- “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.” -B R Ambedkar
- “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” -B R Ambedkar
- “So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.” -B R Ambedkar
- “Religion and slavery are incompatible.” -B R Ambedkar
- “Life should be great rather than long.” B R Ambedkar
- “Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.” -B R Ambedkar
- “Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.” -B R Ambedkar
- “Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men.” -B R Ambedkar
Many international artists are featured in an exhibition entitled “A Denmark Since 18 49”, which showcases contemporary artists from around the world. This exhibition was organised by the organisers of the June festival in Denmark. During the exhibition, visitors are invited to take part in a musical recital of traditional songs, followed by a reading of the national newspaper. Many of the participants of the exhibition are children from different countries including USA, UK, Germany, Russia, Spain and Japan.
The Danish Constitution Day is celebrated worldwide on the 6th of June every year. The first commemoration of constitution day was during the reign of Queen Victoria, who established the imperial and hereditary constitution system. She also re-introduced the use of the English language in public officials’ correspondence. Today, the government of Denmark uses the Danish Constitution as the official document for all purposes, including the official seal and coat of arms.