100th anniversary of Finland’s constitutional democracy
In June 1919, the Parliament adopted the Constitution Act of the Republic of Finland, confirmed by the Regent of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim on 17 July 1919. The Constitution Act, together with the Parliament Act, Election Act and Municipal Election Act adopted earlier, are still the key constituents of the Finnish democracy. These instruments have guided the work to build our society and Finland as a whole into a modern rule of law state.
The Constitution of Finland enacted one hundred years ago will be celebrated by various kinds of events during the summer and autumn.
100th anniversary of Finland's constitutional democracy
This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s constitutional democracy.
The principle of the Constitution ratified in 1919 “The powers of the State in Finland are vested in the people” is the backbone of Finland’s Constitution.
The 100th anniversary of the constitutional democracy of the Republic of Finland will be celebrated on 17 July, which this year is also one of the official flag-flying days. Most of the events related to the anniversary celebrations will take place around mid-September.