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October 5, 2022 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Vanuatu Constitution Day is a public holiday celebrated on October 5 in the People’s Republic of Vanuatu. It commemorates the signing of the country’s constitution in 1979. The signing of the constitution would pave the way for Vanuatu’s independence from France and the United Kingdom on July 30, 1980. It is a day that marks a pivotal point toward the country’s sovereignty after years of struggle, showcasing the unity of Vanuatu’s leaders in pursuing a common goal.
WHY VANUATU CONSTITUTION DAY IS IMPORTANT
The constitution emphasizes Vanuatu’s wholesome values
A line in the Vanuatuan Constitution states that it is committed to traditional Melanesian values, along with faith in God and Christian values. Melanesian values include the importance of community, self-reliance, and unity in diversity. A country run under values that emphasize the importance of togetherness is a country that is truly united.
A constitution ensures the rights of everyone
In general, a constitution explains the values that unite the nation and outlines the rights that the people deserve. Adherence to the constitution is critical to ensuring national and social stability, and every citizen should be fully aware of it. Without it, who knows where a country will end up.
It provides information for foreigners interested in learning more
It’s always interesting to learn new things. For foreigners, Vanuatu’s Constitution Day is an opportunity to learn about the country’s history. Vanuatu is a lovely country with friendly people, a vibrant culture, and breathtaking scenery. What is there not to like?