75 years ago, on August 15th, 1947, India became an independent nation after decades of British colonial rule. The holiday was called Independence Day to commemorate the ending of British control over India and the creation of an independent Indian government that would determine its own fate and future. Since then, Independence Day has become an important part of Indian culture, marked by celebrations such as official speeches and parades by military forces around the country and nationwide events promoting patriotism and unity among citizens of all backgrounds.
What you need to know
- On August 15th, India will be celebrating its 75th year of independence from British rule.
- This date is also commemorated as the day when India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.
- Celebrations will be happening all throughout India, with large-scale events planned in Delhi and Mumbai.
In Delhi, the main event will be held at the Red Fort where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. In Mumbai, a grand parade will be held at the Shivaji Park.
This year, India is celebrating its 75th independence day and the festivities are expected to be grand. If you’re in Delhi, you can join in on the fun by attending one of the many events happening around the city. As India celebrates its 75th year of independence, there are a few things to keep in mind while joining in on the festivities. First, be respectful of the many cultures and traditions that make up India.
How to celebrate at home
There are many ways to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day at home. You can cook a traditional Indian meal, decorate your home with Indian flags and colors, and watch Bollywood movies. Another way to celebrate is by volunteering for community service projects.