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Indian Independence Day - August 15
Thu, Aug 15, 2024

Indian Independence Day

Indian Independence Day is the most important holiday for the Indian population. It is dedicated to independence from British rule in 1947 and the division of the subcontinent into two states – India and Pakistan. The historical date every year reminds us of the perseverance and courage of people who showed courage and defended their rights.

The History

During World War II, an active movement was created at the head of Mahatma Gandhi. He advocated non-violent methods of protest, and after long campaigns, he achieved his goals. The British government signed a decree that transferred all powers before June 1948, and kept their word.

After that, tensions between Muslims and Hindus grew, which led to the partition of the country.

The fighting claimed the lives of 300 to 500 thousand people on both sides.

One of Gandhi’s most famous sayings is: “Live as if you are going to die tomorrow and learn as if you are going to live forever.”

Interesting facts

  • The event begins with the raising of the flag to the national anthem and salute, as well as the prime minister’s address to the nation;
  • The British ruled India for about 200 years;
  • The military parade takes place not on August 15, but on January 26, on India’s Republic Day;
  • Earlier the flag consisted of two colors – red and green; the white was added later.

How to take part

The people rejoice on this day! Congratulations on Indian Independence Day are heard from all corners, and people are flooded with postcards and congratulatory poems.

Many fly kites into the sky, which is a symbol of freedom.

People chant “Vande Mataram!” to honor everyone who fought for sovereignty.

The main thing today is to gather with loved ones and honor the heroes, thanks to whom we are alive and together.

When is Indian Independence Day celebrated in 2024?

Indian Independence Day is observed on August 15 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 15 2024
Friday August 15 2025
Saturday August 15 2026

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