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Independence Day

Date: 15th August, 2017

Festivals are an integral part of India and people who live here never needs a specific reason to celebrate. People in India are united and they feel proud on India’s unique tradition and culture. A lot of rulers invaded the mammoth nation, but none could bring the harm to its rich culture.

We all know that India got its independence after a long and hard struggle. All Indians celebrate the day our nation got the freedom by the name of “Independence Day” with fervor and excitement. The Independence Day is commemorated by on 15th of August as this is the day when India became a sovereign nation.

Significance Independence Day in India

India gained its freedom from the powerful Britishers on August 15. Since then, the nation celebrates its freedom. For India, Independence Day is a day of her re-birth. At the midnight of 15 August, the nation got its liberty after a remarkable fight that lasted for many years and got emancipation from the trap of Britishers

The first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru unfurled the tricolor flag of the country on magnificent Red Fort on this historic day. The remarkable day holds a special place in Indian freedom struggle.

How Independence Day became a special Day in India?

In 1946, the British rulers thought to put an end to their tyranny over India because of their great loss in World War II. In early years of 1947, British Government decided to transfer power to Indians. On the other side, the clashes amid Hindus and Muslims were escalating furiously and Britishers were unable to stop this. Louis Mountbatten was the viceroy of India at that time and he decided to handover the power to Indian leaders as the communal violence was growing leap rapidly.

Therefore, India got its independence after a long struggle. Partition was done, a new state for Muslims were formed and Mohd. Ali Jinnah was elected as the first Governor General of the state. On the midnight of 15 August 1947, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru hoisted the flag of India. The flag hoisting ceremony took place in Delhi.

Celebrations

The significant day is celebrated enthusiastically in every nook and cranny of India. Independence Day is declared as a national holiday by Indian Government and on this day, all the educational institutions and industries remains close. People unfurl Indian flag at homes and offices and pay tribute to national leaders who lost their lives during Indian freedom movement. Kite-flying is an enticing part of the celebration. People fly kites of several captivating colors and unusual shapes that signify the freedom.

Independence Day is commemorated all across the nation. Irrespective of caste, creed, age and religion, all Indians celebrate this day. A number of colorful patriotic programs are organized in schools and colleges. Costume parties are also held, wherein we can see men or women, old or young, gussy up in a nationalistic way. These days, several clubs, housing complexes, group of friends and societies observe the flag hoisting ceremony with honesty, dedication and joy. This shows the unity and strength of Indians, who never forget to pay homage to great people who forfeited their life for the betterment of India.