Constitution Day – Denmark marks 175 years of democracy with heightened celebrations

As democratic values and the rule of law decline around the world, the Danish government has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Danish Constitution. On June 5, there will be concerts, speeches, debates, and generous live coverage to rally Danes around democratic principles in the face of an increasingly polarized Europe.

Photo: Per Palmkvist Knudsen

Every year on June 5, Denmark celebrates Grundlovsdag, or Constitution Day, to honour the day the Constitution of Denmark was signed in 1853. The constitution is a document outlining the Danish rule of law, which acts as a framework for the country’s democratic principles. It was last updated in 1953, when it was again signed […]


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