Indian Republic Day is one of the most important holidays in the country. The Indian people always celebrate it grandiosely and on a grand scale. On January 26, 1950, the Constitution was adopted, which became the guarantor of the formation of the Indian Republic as a state no longer in British dependence.
The path to freedom and independence for the Indian people was difficult. Thanks to courage, resilience and heroism, the country survived for many years under the yoke of the Great Moghuls, and then the power of the British colonialists.
In 1947, a draft Constitution appeared in India, but the Assembly failed to immediately approve it. It took more than 2 years to finalize the articles, make adjustments and accept them. Officially, the Constitution came into force only in 1950. This landmark day was called Indian Republic Day. On January 26 of the same year, the first president, who became Rajendra Prasad, took office in the country. Justice and democracy, for which the people fought so hard, finally triumphed.
- On Indian Republic Day, the sale and drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited throughout the country.
- India is the most multilingual country in the world.
- More than 1/3 of the country’s population are vegetarians.
- More than 5 thousand years ago, the concept of “yoga” appeared in Indian culture.
- The first general elections were held on the territory of the country in 1952.
- India is not only the birthplace of four religions, but also such sciences as geometry, algebra. The game of chess was also invented by the Indians.
- Almost all types of spices come from India.
- The country has the largest number of post offices in the world.
- The country’s population drinks about 600 million liters of whiskey a year. There is no such indicator in any other state.
- In terms of the number of English-speaking population, India is second only to the United States.
How to celebrate
A holiday in India is not complete without parades and demonstrations. The largest military parade is held in Rajpath, New Delhi. It demonstrates not only the power of the national army, but also shows the diversity of culture.
Solemn events dedicated to the Indian Republic Day in the capital continue throughout the week.
On this day, the President awards citizens with orders and medals for services in various fields.
Traditionally, events end with fireworks and this happens no later than 6 pm.
When is Indian Republic Day celebrated in 2024?
Indian Republic Day is observed on January 26 each year.