Independence Day
India's Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. The day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. The main event takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. In his speech, he highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle. A colourful pageant showcasing India’s cultural diversity, symbolic depictions of the country’s advances in science and technology, and a joint display of India’s military capabilities by the armed forces are an essential part of the Independence Day celebrations.
Where :
When :
August 15th
More Details :
15th August is a national holiday in India. Government Offices are lit up. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs take place in all the state capitals. In the cities around the country the national flag is hoisted by politicians in their respective constituencies. In various private organisations the flag hoisting is carried out by a senior official of that organisation. Schools and colleges around the country organise flag hoisting ceremonies and various cultural events within their premises, where younger children in costume do impersonations of their favourite characters of the Independence era. Families and friends get together for lunch or dinner, or for an outing. Housing colonies, cultural centres, clubs and societies hold entertainment programmes and competitions, usually based on the Independence Day theme. Most national and regional television channels screen old and new film classis with patriotic themes on Independence Day.
Images :
India Flag and National Emblem The Indian national flag and emblem atop the Vidhan Soudha building in Bangalore, Karnataka
Red Fort - New Delhi - India Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the this historical site, Red Fort, Delhi, On August 15th.
References :
Wikipedia : Independence Day (India)
See the days on which Republic Day is celebrated :

Independence Day

Year Month Day Day of Week
2005 August 15 Monday
2006 August 15 Tuesday
2007 August 15 Wednesday
2008 August 15 Friday
2009 August 15 Saturday
2010 August 15 Sunday
2011 August 15 Monday
2012 August 15 Wednesday
2013 August 15 Thursday
2014 August 15 Friday
2015 August 15 Saturday
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