India celebrates Independence Day on August 15

India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947, so a gazetted holiday is held annually to remember this date. What do people do? Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India's freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights and the tricolor flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print and online media may have … [Read more...]

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