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Independence Day 🇮🇳

Independence Day is one of the most important national holidays celebrated in India on the 15th of August each year. It commemorates the day when India gained independence from British colonial rule. Here is the origin and history of Independence Day in India:

  1. British Colonial Rule: India was under British rule for nearly 200 years, starting from the early 18th century. Over time, various movements and struggles emerged, demanding freedom and self-governance.

  2. Indian National Congress: The Indian National Congress (INC) was founded in 1885 as a political organization seeking greater rights and representation for Indians. It played a significant role in mobilizing people and fostering the national movement for independence.

  3. Struggle for Independence: India witnessed various phases of the independence struggle, with notable leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, and many others leading the movement. These leaders employed nonviolent protests, civil disobedience, and mass movements to challenge British rule.

  4. Quit India Movement: One of the most significant milestones in the struggle for independence was the Quit India Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942. It called for immediate independence and aimed to provoke a mass uprising against the British.

  5. Mountbatten's Announcement: Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, announced the partition of India and the transfer of power from British hands to Indian leadership on June 3, 1947. The Indian Independence Act, 1947, was passed by the British Parliament, which set the stage for India's independence.

  6. Midnight of August 15, 1947: India finally attained independence from British rule at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru, who later became the first Prime Minister of India, hoisted the national flag and delivered the iconic speech known as the "Tryst with Destiny" from the Red Fort in New Delhi.

  7. Celebrations and Traditions: Independence Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. The Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi, and a ceremonial parade takes place. The flag-hoisting ceremony is followed by cultural programs, patriotic songs, speeches, and various festivities across the country. People also fly kites, organize community events, and decorate their homes and public spaces with the national flag.

Independence Day holds immense significance in India as it symbolizes the country's freedom from colonial rule and the beginning of a new era of self-rule and nation-building. It is a day to remember the sacrifices made by freedom fighters and to reaffirm the values of democracy, unity, and progress.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Thursday Aug 15, 2024 Independence Day 🇮🇳 1 month from now
2025 Friday Aug 15, 2025 Independence Day 🇮🇳 1 year from now
2026 Saturday Aug 15, 2026 Independence Day 🇮🇳 2 years from now
2027 Sunday Aug 15, 2027 Independence Day 🇮🇳 3 years from now
2028 Tuesday Aug 15, 2028 Independence Day 🇮🇳 4 years from now
2029 Wednesday Aug 15, 2029 Independence Day 🇮🇳 5 years from now
2030 Thursday Aug 15, 2030 Independence Day 🇮🇳 6 years from now
2031 Friday Aug 15, 2031 Independence Day 🇮🇳 7 years from now
2032 Sunday Aug 15, 2032 Independence Day 🇮🇳 8 years from now
2033 Monday Aug 15, 2033 Independence Day 🇮🇳 9 years from now
2034 Tuesday Aug 15, 2034 Independence Day 🇮🇳 10 years from now
2035 Wednesday Aug 15, 2035 Independence Day 🇮🇳 11 years from now
2036 Friday Aug 15, 2036 Independence Day 🇮🇳 12 years from now
2037 Saturday Aug 15, 2037 Independence Day 🇮🇳 13 years from now
2038 Sunday Aug 15, 2038 Independence Day 🇮🇳 14 years from now
2039 Monday Aug 15, 2039 Independence Day 🇮🇳 15 years from now
2023 Tuesday Aug 15, 2023 Independence Day 🇮🇳 10 months ago
2022 Monday Aug 15, 2022 Independence Day 🇮🇳 1 year ago
2021 Sunday Aug 15, 2021 Independence Day 🇮🇳 2 years ago
2020 Saturday Aug 15, 2020 Independence Day 🇮🇳 3 years ago
2019 Thursday Aug 15, 2019 Independence Day 🇮🇳 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.