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Independence Day 2020 Celebrations across India

15 August

India Celebrated Independence Day on 15 August every year.

    What is Independence Day and why do we celebrate it?

    Independence Day also called as स्वतंत्रता दिवस, is celebrated in honour and memory of long-awaited freedom of the country.

    Independence Day is celebrated every year on 15 August as a national occasion in India. On 15 August 1947, the United Kingdom passed the Indian Independence Act 1947, the Indian Constituent Assembly, recognizing the country's freedom from the United Kingdom. 

    Independence Day signifies the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation.

    When was the first Independence Day celebrated in India?

    After 200 years of British rule, India officially celebrated the first Independence Day in India on 15 August 1947.
     
    On this day, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru of independent India, raised the Indian national flag(Tiranga) above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation, marking the start of a tradition that continues nowadays.

    Video: First Independence Day of India 15 August 1947 celebrations

    How many years did India get independence in 2020?

    In 2020, India will complete 73 years as an independent nation. but it will be the 74th Independence Day, on 15 August (Saturday)

    Who will hoist the flag on Independence Day 2020?

    The Prime Minister of India (Narendra Damodardas Modi) hoists the National Flag, the Tiranga.

    What are the rules for Flag hoisting in the Independence Day?

    The rules for Independence day Flag hoisting are :
    1. When the Flag is hoisted the Saffron colour has to be on the top.
    2. When the Flag is hoisted no other flag must be hoisted on top of the national flag or to the right of the National flag.
    3. If any other flag is hoisted in line then it should be hoisted in left to the National Flag.
    4. If the National flag is taken out in a procession then it must be placed in the right to the marching procession or centre of the marching procession.
    5. Each and every Indian citizen must respect the National Flag.
    6. The National Flag must be hoisted at the top all the government buildings.
    7. The Flag hoisted must be taken down after the sunset.

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