Constitution Day in Armenia in 2020

Constitution Day in Armenia in 2020
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  How long until Constitution Day?
This holiday next takes place in 3 days.
  Dates of Constitution Day in Armenia
2022 Armenia Tue, Jul 5 National Holiday
2021 Armenia Mon, Jul 5 National Holiday
2020 Armenia Sun, Jul 5 National Holiday
2019 Armenia Fri, Jul 5 National Holiday
2018 Armenia Thu, Jul 5 National Holiday
  Summary
This public holiday commemorates the adoption of the constitution of Armenia in 1995
  Local name
Sahmanadrutyan or

When is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day (Sahmanadrutyan or) is a public holiday in Armenia on July 5th each year.

This holiday commemorates the adoption of the post-Soviet constitution of Armenia on this day in 1995.

History of Constitution Day

Having gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Armenia was still using the old 1978 Soviet constitution.

A new constitution was required. While a first draft was presented in 1992, internal political struggles in Armenia meant that the new constitution was not put to a national referendum until July 5th 1995.

The constitution established Armenia as a democratic, sovereign, social, and constitutional state with Yerevan defined as the state's capital.

Since 1995, the constitution has been amended twice following national referendums in 2005 and 2015.

In 2018, a Velvet Revolution took place in Armenia with a younger generation, headed by Nikol Pashinyan, coming to power. The plan was to change the constitution again. A national referendum was planned for April 2020, though that is now on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2017, after an amendment made to the Law on Holidays and Memorial Days, July 5th is also the Day of State Symbols. The state symbols are the flag, the emblem and the anthem.

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