The celebration of the Day of Constitution of May 3

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author: Mateusz Panek
author: Mateusz Panek. City of Warsaw

Constitution of May 3rd was the first in Europe and second in the world (after the American Constitution of 1787) modern written constitution. It was adopted in Warsaw on 3 May.

Celebrating 220 anniversary of the The May 3 Consitution began with the High Mass which was attended by the representatives of the highest authorities in Poland: the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski, the Mayor of City of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Speakers of the Sejm and Senate.

Constitution of May 3 was the first document in Europe of such significance which was carrying the democratic values - so important to the ideals like freedom and democracy in modern Europe.