Independence Day in India is a national holiday. It falls every year on 15 August and is celebrated to honor the country’s freedom from the UK. On 15 August 1947, India was freed from British imperialism.
Independence Day 2019
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|2019||15 August||Thursday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
Upcoming Dates For Independence Day 2020-2015
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|2020||15 August||Saturday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
|2021||15 August||Sunday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
|2022||15 August||Monday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
|2023||15 August||Tuesday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
|2024||15 August||Thursday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
|2025||15 August||Friday||Independence Day||National Holiday||Across India|
How Is Independence Day Celebrated In India?
15 August every year is a very auspicious day for the Indians who will get an opportunity to pay homage to all freedom fighters. Since it is a national holiday, all regional-level, state-level and national-level government offices will remain shut after the flag-hoisting ceremony. Commercial outlets may also remain closed. Or, operating hours may be lessened. Schools and colleges across the country will organise various types of competitions for students and award winners.
Special contests and programs are organised by online, print and broadcast channels. Cinemas related to Indian freedom fighters may be shown on television. On the eve of Independence Day, the Indian President will address the country. In Delhi, the Indian Prime Minister will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony and also address the nation at the Red Fort. Cultural programs and events are held at both the state and national levels. Artists will capture this opportunity to exhibit their hidden talent and get recognised and awarded. In some places, the families of freedom fighters are honored on Independence Day.
The Indian Independence Act 1947
The Indian Independence Act 1947 was ruled on 15 August 1947 by the United Kingdom (UK) parliament. The judicial sovereignty was transmitted to the Indian Constituent Assembly. King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, continued to head the state until the transmission of the country to a complete Republican Constitutions had been finished. India struggled hard to attain the freedom from British administration under the flagship of Mahatma Gandhi, who is today recognised as the ‘Father of the Nation.’
India was under the control of British rule for more than 2 hundred years. The country desperately wanted to attain the freedom from foreign rulers. In 1857, against the law of British East India Company, the very first crusade occurred. Later on, the campaign for India’s freedom was summoned by several names, including Indian Mutiny, Revolt of 1857, Great Rebellion and India’s First War of Independence. The role of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was crucial in attaining independence from British. He was followed by many freedom fighters across the nation. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India post-independence.
Symbols Of Independence Day
Independence Day is symbolised by the kite flying event. People buy the kites of various colors, shades and styles from the market. A very important symbol of Independence Day is the Red Fort in Delhi. It is the place where the first Indian Prime Minister unveiled the Indian flag on 15 August 1947.
Special Significance Of Independence Day 2017
More than 300 cameras were installed in 2017 for the first time at the Red Fort to closely cover the celebrations. It was also to assure incident-free celebration. The Quit India Movement was evoked by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to motivate the countrymen to fight against issues such as corruption, terrorism, etc. Modi addressed the country to completely eliminate these bad practices and establish a new country.
Multiple Ways To Celebrate Independence Day
- Plan a tour: Plan a short trip to the nearest destination.
- Attend the flag hoisting ceremony: The people staying around the city of Delhi can consider taking a short trip to Delhi on Independence Day to witness the flag-hoisting ceremony, which is beautiful to watch.
- Watch patriotic cinemas: This is the best thing you can do. There are many movies based on India’s struggle for attaining freedom.