Independence Day (India)

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Independence Day of India
Observed by India
SignificanceCommemorates the independence of India
CelebrationsFlag hoisting, parade, fireworks, singing patriotic songs and the National Anthem Jana Gana Mana, speech by the Prime Minister of India and President of India
Date15 August
First time15 August 1947
Related toRepublic Day

Independence Day is a holiday in India. It has been celebrated every year on 15 August since 15 August 1947. On that date, British India became an independent country, the Dominion of India. (The Dominion of India became today's Republic of India in 1950, on Republic Day.)

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