Indian Independence Day

India’s Independence Day is celebrated on Augsut 15 in commemoration of its independence from British rule (after more than 200 years) and its birth as a sovereign nation on this day in 1947. 

A national holiday in India, the event is marked with pageants, parades, picnics, flag-hoisting ceremonies and political speeches.

The Republic of India is the second-most populous country and the world’s most populous democracy.