Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi)

Constitution Day, celebrated on May 3, is a patriotic holiday. The day commemorates the date when the post-war Japanese constitution was enacted. Possibly the most famous part of this constitution is Article 9 which prohibits Japan from participating in war activities, except in cases of self-defense.

The Japanese constitution is a point of pride for the citizens of the country. The holiday was established to recognize the 1947 establishment of the constitution.