Commemorates the adoption of the first Constitution of Armenia in 1995.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Armenia celebrated on July 5.
On August 23, 1990, Armenia became the first non-Baltic country to declare independence from the Soviet Union.
It took the newly independent republic almost five years to adopt a constitution because of escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Immediately after independence, the 1978 Constitution of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic remained in effect.
In late 1992, a draft constitution was presented.
A revised version was put forward in 1993.
In January 1994 opposition parties presented an alternative constitution.
After further debate, a constitutional referendum was held.
On July 5, 1995, 70% of voters approved the new constitution.
In 2005, another constitutional referendum was held which resulted in the adoption of an amended constitution.
The 2005 Constitution was supported by 94,5% voters.