Taiwan Constitution Day
Taiwan Constitution Day is held on December 25. This event in the third decade of the month December is annual. Help us
The ROC Constitution was adopted on December 25, 1946, by the National Assembly convened in Nanking. It was promulgated by the National Government on January 1, 1947, and put into effect on December 25 of the same year. In addition to the preamble, the Constitution comprises 175 articles in 14 chapters. In essence the Constitution embodies the ideal of "sovereignty of the people," guarantees human rights and freedoms, provides for a central government with five branches and a local self-government system, ensures a balanced division of powers between the central and local governments, and stipulates fundamental national policies.
The day was designated as a national holiday in 1963 and everyone got a day off on Constitution Day until 2001.
After the five-day work week was introduced in 2001, Constitution Day was no longer an official public holiday. But it is still marked by government agencies – the defense ministry and the command headquarters for the navy and air force in Taipei put up red banners that read “Celebrating Constitution Day.”
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