Independence Day Celebrations in India | History of 15th August

Independence Day Celebrations in India | History of 15th August

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Independence Day Celebrations in India:

The Independence Day of India is celebrated religiously throughout the Country every year on the 15th of August. Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. On August 15th 1947 India got its freedom from British Slavery who ruled India over 200 Years. It has been declared as the National Holiday all across the India in order to celebrate the independence of country.

I was not so easy for the Indians to get freedom from British but however many great people and freedom fighters efforts made it possible. Many have sacrificed their lives to get the freedom for the future generation without worrying about their life, comfort, rest and freedom. This day celebrated in capital of India in Red Fort with great enthusiasm but however Independence Day will be celebrated in schools, colleges and educational institutions by the students and teachers including public community and society.

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What People do on Independence Day?

On Independence Day people in India pay homage to the leaders and those who fought for India's freedom in the past. On this day flag heisting happens in every school and colleges and students plays dramas and dance performance to remember our freedom fighters. All major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights. The tri colour flutters from homes and other buildings. Media will have special contests, programs. On television movies about India’s freedom fighters are played.

The president delivers the '"Address to the Nation" on Independence Day. This address will be delivered from Indian Capital city Delhi at Red Fort. Prime minister unfurls India's flag and holds a speech at the Red Fort in Old Dehli.

On this day, all national, states and local government offices, banks, post offices, businesses, organizations, etc. become closed but public transport is totally unaffected.

15 AUGUST 2018:
Independence Day will be celebrated by the people all over the India on 15th of August 2018, on Wednesday. This year in 2018, India is celebrates its 72nd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.


The struggle for India's Independence began in 1857 with the “Sepoy Mutiny” in Meerut. Later, in the 20th century, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian National Congress and other political organizations launched a countrywide independence movement. Finally colonial powers were transferred to India on August 15, 1947.

The Constituent Assembly, to who the power was transferred, met to celebrate India's independence at 11pm on August 14, 1947. India gained its liberty and became a free country at midnight between August 14 and August 15, 1947. Then the India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave his famous "Tryst with Destiny" speech. People across India are reminded of the meaning of this event - that it marked the start of a new era of deliverance from the British colonialism that took place in India for more than 200 years.

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