Every year, the Independence Day of India is observed on 15th August and is celebrated all over the country with great joy and pride. It is the day on which India got its freedom from British rule in the year 1947, after years of struggle and sacrifice. This day not only marks the independence of the country but also commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in the long run of gaining freedom. Independence Day is celebrated by people all over the country and there is a famous tradition of flag hoisting on this day. You can get more details about the Independence Day 2022 such as its history, significance, celebration, etc here from this article.
Holiday on Independence Day 2022
Independence Day is observed every year on 15th of August. It is a national holiday in India and is one of three gazetted holidays along with Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti. All government offices, private offices, banks and schools remain close on this day. There are a very few exceptions where certain private offices may remain open on this day as per their internal policy. But mostly, every institution observe this day by marking it as a day-off. The year 2022 will mark the seventy-sixth year of independence from the British rule.
History of India’s Independence
The British rule started in India in 1858 when the East India Company handed the powers to Queen Victoria after the mutiny of 1857. The revolt of 1857 marked the first ignition against the foreign rule over the Indian land. Fueled by this, many campaigns were carried out by the freedom fighters of the country to attain the freedom of the country. Many movements were launched for gaining this freedom such as Non-Cooperation Movement by Mahatma Gandhi, Quit India Movement led by Congress, Indian National Army movement led by Subhas Chandra Bose and many more. As a combined result of the freedom fighters of the country, the Britishers were forced to announce the independence of India. However, before the independence, the country got divided into two nations, called as partition of India, and a new nation Pakistan was formed.
How to celebrate Independence Day 2022?
The Independence Day of India is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the country and almost every offices, schools, banks, etc celebrates this fay with flag hoisting. After the flag hoisting, the national anthem Jana Gana Mana plays and marches are also carried out at many places. Institutions that remain closed on this day celebrates the Independence Day one day before. Many cultural events based on patriotic themes are held at schools and colleges as a part of Independence Day celebration. Decoration with tricolor balloons and distribution of sweets on the occasion of Independence Day is also a famous practice. On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India delivers the “Address to the Nation” speech. The Prime Minister of the country hoists the national flag on Red Fort in Delhi followed with twenty-one gun shots fired in honor of those who lost their lives to attain and maintain freedom of the country.
Interesting Facts related to India’s Freedom
Check out some little-known interesting facts related to India’s Freedom that you may not know before.
- 15 August was chosen as the Independence Day of India by Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy and the first Governor-General of the country.
- Pakistan got its independence one day before India as the last Viceroy had to attend the Independence Day ceremonies in both countries.
- Mahatma Gandhi was not able to celebrate the first Independence Day in Delhi as he was in Bengal working to end the Hindu-Muslim riots happening there.
- The Indian National Congress celebrated 26 January 1930 as the Independence Day after the declaration of Purna Swarajya at the Lahore session in 1929.
- India retained King George VI as head of state until the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950 (celebrated as Republic Day of India).
- When Pakistan was formed from India, the country of Bangladesh was its part and was called East Pakistan.
- Apart from this, the countries of Bahrain, North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo, and Liechtenstein also observe their Independence Day on 15 August.
Independence Day Quotes & Wishes 2022
On the occasion of Independence Day, people wish and greet each other with patriotic quotes and wishes. Check out some Independence Day quotes and wishes 2022 that you can send to your friends and family.
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than our country. Happy Independence Day!
Do not forget the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom and celebrate this day to the full. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day.
Freedom in the mind, faith in the words, pride in our soils. Let’s salute the nation on this day Independence Day!
This Independence Day, let’s take a pledge to protect the integrity of our nation. Happy Independence Day!
May you soar high in the realm of freedom and achieve all your dreams. Happy Independence Day to you and family!
Salute to the sacrifices of our freedom fighters who made the dream of independent India a reality. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day.
Independence Day is both an occasion to celebrate and to remember the struggles of those who fought to achieve this. A very Happy Independence Day!
Thousands of soldiers laid down their lives so that we can live freely. We owe our freedom to them. Happy Independence Day!