Sandus Will Celebrate Tin Jubilee on 13 June

The State of Sandus will celebrate the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee on Sunday 13 June 2021, the official jubilee day set by their office. The day comes two months after the tenth anniversary of when the Sôgmô ascended to the country’s throne on 13 April 2011, which was almost two years after the micronation was created in May 2009. Though it will not happen on the anniversary of their ascension to the throne, the extraordinary State holiday was pushed back into the summer both for planning reasons and because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The country will plan online as well as some in-person physically-distanced events.

Though tin jubilees are not frequently celebrated by other monarchies, the Central People’s Government has decided to go ahead with scheduling a tin jubilee for the Sôgmô, also known as an “alumin[i]um jubilee.” The extraordinary decision was made given the ongoing international pandemic, this year’s royal wedding that will be held in September, and because micronational monarchical reigns are often short-lived. For example, the Sôgmô’s reign is longer than those of Emperor Jonathan of Austenasia, Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica (his second reign), and (by a few months) Prince Jean Pierre IV of Aigues-Mortes, King George 2.0 of Slabovia, and King Adam of Überstadt, all known for their long reigns. They ascended to their thrones in 2013, 2014, and June, September, and November 2011, respectively.

The celebration of the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee in June will also provide ample time to celebrate the Day of Foundation—a State holiday normally celebrated like a Constitution Day, since it celebrates the foundation of today’s Sandum constitution—and the anniversary of the Sôgmô’s reign. By separating the occasions, celebrations of both the Sandum constitution and the sagamorial monarchy can be held for their own reasons.

On 13 April 2011, the State Caucus of Sandus, the provisional government from 20 February to 13 April 2011, ratified the Founding Law of the State of Sandus that established Sandus’s current monarchy under the Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola. Since 2011, the Sandum constitution has changed to incorporate new governmental organs and political conventions, such as the Sôgmô’s election on the Winter Solstice. While today’s constitution has changed to become republican with its three branches—the Sôgmô, the Party, and the Council—the monarchy (the Sôgmô) has remained constant.

Preparations will be made to celebrate the jubilee across the whole country with many current and former citizens taking part.