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3rd May Constitution Day, 2009

The Constitution of May 3, 1791 (Polish: Konstytucja Trzeciego Maja; Lithuanian: Gegužės trečiosios konstitucija) is regarded as Europe's first and the world's second modern codified national constitution, following the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. The May 3, 1791, Constitution was adopted as a "Government Act" (Polish: Ustawa rządowa) on that date by the Sejm (parliament) of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The anniversary of the Constitution of 3rd May, 1791 was held in Royal Łazienki Park with presentation of a copy of the constitution act to the public in Royal Łazienki Palace and many other events commemorating that day.

 
 
 
 
       
   
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