Palau’s Constitution Day

09 Jul 2020  Thu

Constitution Day of Palau annually falls on 9th July commemorating the adoption of their 1981 constitution.

Palau has been inhabited for some 3,000 years, but more recently, it has been a territory of the United States. In 1981, the people of Palau chose by referendum to not join Micronesia. In the same year, they adopted the current Palauan constitution, which is modeled after that of the United States.

Interestingly, Palau’s constitution is the only one in the world that bans all forms of nuclear activity, including tests, weapons, and nuclear energy production. It also bans gas and biologic weaponry. This constitution was approved by the people in a referendum.

In the year 1983, Palau Post issued a 20 cents stamp on the second anniversary of the adoption of the constitution. The stamp depicts an extract of the constitution on a colorful background.

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