Spanish Constitution Day

Spanish Constitution Day, or Día de la Constitución, is an annual celebration held on December 6th, marking a pivotal moment in the country’s history. This day commemorates the approval of the Spanish Constitution in 1978, a document that laid the foundation for the nation’s transition to democracy.

Along with many other businesses in Spain, Just Law Solicitors is closed today to commemorate the 45th anniversary of this important day in Spanish history. We’ll be back in the office tomorrow to help you with all of your legal needs. 

The significance of Spanish Constitution Day lies in its role as a symbol of unity, democracy, and the protection of fundamental rights. Adopted after a referendum, the Constitution of 1978 became the cornerstone of the modern Spanish state, establishing a constitutional monarchy and outlining the principles that would guide the nation toward a more inclusive and participatory government.

December 6th is not merely a day for legalities; it’s a day for reflection and celebration of Spain’s journey towards democratic governance. It serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination of the Spanish people to build a society founded on democratic values, pluralism, and the rule of law.

On Spanish Constitution Day, various events and activities take place across the country. Schools engage in educational programs to teach students about the significance of the constitution, while public institutions often host discussions and exhibitions to promote civic awareness. Additionally, many Spaniards use this day as an opportunity to reflect on the progress made since the constitution’s inception and to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

I had the honor of meeting Miquel Roca i Junyent, one of the original seven “padres de la Constitución” (fathers / authors of the Constitution) who played a pivotal role in drafting this foundational document.

Senior Lawyer and Danish Consul in Málaga Marisa Moreno Castillo with Miquel Roca i Junyent, an author of the Spanish Constiution

As Spain continues to evolve and face new challenges, Spanish Constitution Day remains a beacon of inspiration and a call to uphold the principles that have guided the nation for over four decades. It is a day to celebrate the strength of a democratic society and to recommit to the values that define the Spanish nation.

Marisa Moreno Castillo

Senior Lawyer and Danish Consul in Málaga

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