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 in 1919 was celebrated by various kinds of events during the summer and autumn 2019.
100th anniversary of Finland's constitutional democracy
The 100th anniversary of Finland’s constitutional democracy was celebrated in 2019.
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 was celebrated on 17 July 2019, which was also one of the official flag-flying days. Most of the events related to the anniversary celebrations did take place around mid-September.