Andorra Independence Day
Every year on March 14, Constitution Day is a public holiday in the Principality of Andorra. The Diaspora commemorates the constitutional referendum held on this day in 1993 in Europe’s sixth smallest nation.
History of Constitution Day
Andorra is located in the high mountains of the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
Andorra’s claim to independence was made in 803 AD when Charlemagne formed the Islamic Nation as a buffer zone to advance in France. His son Louis I (pious) gave the inhabitants a charter of freedom for resisting the inhabitants.
Since the 13th century, Andorra has been ruled jointly by two ‘princes‘. French leader and Spanish bishop of Argyle.
Andorra’s first constitution, the highest law of principle, was approved by 74.2% of voters in a referendum on March 14, 1993.
Consisting of 107 articles, it recognizes the principles of international law that are directly integrated into the country’s legal system with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It makes all people equal before the law, prohibits torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments and explicitly abolishes the death penalty.