Holiday on August 15, 2020 on account of Independence Day
Independence Day on August 15, 2020:
Indian Independence Day is always celebrated on August 15th every year. It is the National Day of India. India was declared as a free country on this day. So, India completes 73 years of Independence on Saturday, but it will be the 74th Independence Day, on 15 August (Saturday).
Independence Day is a gazetted holiday in India. National, state and local government offices, post offices and banks are closed on this day. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours.
How is Independence Day Celebrated?
On Independence Day, the Indian flag is hoisted at multiple public places; the Prime Minister unfolds the nation’s flag at Red Fort in Delhi to remember and celebrate this historic event. Along with the flag-hoisting ceremony, parade and folk-dance performances also happen. Multiple activities take place in different parts of the nation.
Academic institutions, including schools and colleges, host a special ceremony for enlightening the students about the historical significance of this day. Children fly tri-colored kites to celebrate this occasion.
How many years of independence India completed?
India completes 73 years of Independence on Thursday, but it will be the 74th Independence Day, on 15 August (Saturday). Every year, on 15th August, the country celebrates freedom from the British rule. As we celebrate independence, we also celebrate the rich Indian culture and tradition.
When was the first Independence Day celebrated in India?
On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the incumbent Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation.
How old is India?
India is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. From the traces of hominoid activity discovered in the subcontinent, it is recognized that the area now known as India was inhabited approximately 250,000 years ago.