Today marks the 220th anniversary of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, which was adopted May 3, 1791. In Belarus, this date has not marked.
Meanwhile, the president of the United States Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Poland expressed his congratulations on the occasion of this festival, — the PAP.
"On behalf of the American nation I send my best wishes to all who celebrate the feast of the Polish Constitution of May 3 — here in America, in Poland and in globally"- Obama said in a special message, and added that since the adoption of the historical constitution in 1791, the" Polish people have endured great tragedy, but it tryvuchasts was the inspiration and hope for the peoples of the world. "
Such wishes expressed in the honor and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "That constitution, which gave the fundamental freedoms of the Polish nation, it is a tribute to your rich history and the relentless pursuit of greater freedom and success," — she said.
Meanwhile in Lithuania, which 220 years ago was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a special statement by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lithuanian Seimas Emanuelis Zingeris. He urged the worthy honor an important historical date.
According to Zingeris, May 3rd Constitution was a "great achievement of progressive political thought in Lithuania and Poland, has made an impact on the socio-political development not only for both countries but also for the whole of Europe."
A few years ago, Lithuania has established a holiday on May 3, but did not make it free from work in the afternoon. While in Lithuania there are no traditions associated with this date. Part of the Lithuanian society still believes that the Constitution of May 3 founded the loss of independence of Lithuania, — the PAP.
In Belarus, which is 220 years old and was part of the Federated Commonwealth and lived on the Constitution of May 3, the date went unnoticed.