Indian Independence Day 2023: History, Significance & Celebration

India is going to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on 15 August 2023. Everyone is excited to see something new at this year’s independence day celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to every citizen of India to wear the tricolor on this Independence Day to mark this celebration memorable. He also marks this Independence Day celebration as special. The government of India has made a special plan to celebrate this occasion as  “Aajadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava“.

Indian Independence Day 2022
Indian Independence Day 2022

Every year India celebrates its independence day on 15 August. A different excitement can be seen everywhere on this day. Patriotic songs are played. Tricolor flags are seen in every hand. The market is full of tricolor flags. In shopping complexes, government offices, corporate offices, and educational institutions everywhere people celebrate this national festival with joy and excitement. The main attraction can be seen at the Red Fort in Delhi.

Independence Day History

India is going to celebrate its 77 Independence Day on 15 August 2023. The first Indian Independence Day was celebrated on 15 August 1947. On this day India got independence from British rule in 1947.

Independence Day Significance

Independence Day celebrations play a significant role at various stages. 

Remember Our Freedom Fighters

Independence Day reminds us of the sacrifice and contribution of our freedom fighters to the nation. Independence Day is the celebration of the victory of freedom fighters. It reminds us of the martyrs of the freedom struggle of India.

National Festival Celebration

Independence Day and republic day are the two most important national festivals of India. It is one of the festivals that is celebrated by the whole nation irrespective of religion or culture or Location. It is a joyous occasion for every Indian. Know More about Nation Festival. Checkout: National Festival of India 

Unity in Diversity

Independence Day reminds our unity in diversity. It is the occasion when we connect with our national beliefs and be aware of our responsibility to the nation. Overall, the activities strengthen the bond that ties the citizens of the country. 

Independence Day Celebration

Various Independence Day activities are performed at different levels. The TV, radio, and other media show patriotic films, songs, and documentaries. People fly kites and spend the day with relatives and close friends. In what is an increasingly new trend, people paint their faces in the colors of the national flag to make a visible show of their patriotism.

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

Independence Day celebration starts with a flag hoisting ceremony. In New Delhi, the national flag is hoisted by the Prime Minister at Red Fort. The Chief Ministers of different states also unfurl the national flag in their respective states. Other officials at different levels of political hierarchy in their respective regional states also organize flag-hoisting ceremonies in their respective offices. Schools colleges and institutions also organize flag-hoisting ceremonies and pay respect to the nation. Know more about Indian National Flag. Visit here:- Information about Indian National Flag.

Independence Day Celebration at Red Fort

Prime Minister Speech Independence Day
Prime Minister Speech

On Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag on the Red Fort in New Delhi. The speech after the flag hoisting on the Red Fort is important in different means. The Prime Minister keeps a brief report about the current development and progress being done by the government in front of the citizens of India.

Independence Day Celebration at Offices, NGOs, Society

Independence Day is also celebrated at various government offices, NGOs, and societies. On this day, government offices and buildings are illuminated and adorned with elegant decorations. Various NGOs and residential societies put up programs. National flags are hung at suitable places to show people’s deep respect and commitment to the country. Sweets are distributed after the program.

Independence Day Celebration in Schools

The preparations begin much in advance for the Independence Day celebration. Parades and cultural events are organized at schools and colleges. Schools participate in skits and dance events, debates, and compete in sports events. Independence Day speeches are delivered by teachers and students and remember the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. Various Independence Day activities such as poster-making, essay writing, and art-making are held in schools. 

Key Attraction of Indian Independence Day

1.    Flag Hoisting Ceremony and celebration at Red Fort in New Delhi

2.    Kite Flying Festival

3.    Tricolor and patriotism are the main attraction

Besides the above-mentioned days, there are other important days that honor Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, and many others for their vital role in India’s freedom struggle. But the celebration is more at the state level, while at the national level, tributes are paid by the Prime Minister or the President of the country.

Independence Day Poster, Speech, decoration, song,  

Overall, it will hardly be an overstatement to say that India as a nation has several unifying festivals to bind its diverse culture and socioeconomic hierarchies nationally.