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Independence Day India
15-15 August
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On 15 August 1947, India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India.

This national festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country. The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. It was August 15, 1947, the nation woke up breathing in the air of freedom to herald a new beginning. It is the freedom that gave India a new Identity as a sovereign country after 300 years of colonial rule. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors - British who ruled the country. It was on the eve of 15th of August, 1947 that India tricolor flag was unfurled by Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on the ramparts the Red Fort of Delhi. Delhiā€™s skyline gets dotted with thousands of kites taking to the sky this day. Similar programmes are held at all the State capitals also. The preparations begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated.


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