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Happy Independence Day 2022: Images, Holiday, Quotes, History, Interesting Facts

Happy Independence Day 2022:  Every year the Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15th August and is  celebrated  with great joy and pride all over the country. This is the day on which India got independence from British rule in the year 1947 after years of struggle and sacrifice. The day not only marks the independence of the country but also remembers those who sacrificed their lives to achieve freedom. Independence Day is celebrated by people all over the country and there is a famous tradition of hoisting the flag on this day. You can get more information about Independence Day 2022  like its history, significance, celebration etc. from this article.

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Happy Independence Day 2022: Images, Holiday, Quotes, History, Interesting Facts
Happy Independence Day 2022: Images, Holiday, Quotes, History, Interesting Facts
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Independence Day is celebrated every year on 15 August   . It is a national holiday in India and is one of the three gazetted holidays along with Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti. All government offices, private offices, banks and schools remain closed on this day. There are very few exceptions where some private offices may remain open on this day as per their internal policy. But mostly, every institution celebrates this day by marking it as a day. The year 2022 will mark the seventy-sixth year of independence from British rule.

History of India’s Independence

British rule in India began in 1858 when the East India Company handed over powers to Queen Victoria after the Revolt of 1857. The Revolt of 1857 marked the first uprising against foreign rule on Indian soil. Inspired by this, many campaigns were launched by the freedom fighters of the country to get the country’s independence. To achieve this independence many movements were started such as non-cooperation movement by Mahatma Gandhi, Quit India movement led by Congress, Indian National Army movement led by Subhash Chandra Bose and many others. As a joint result of the country’s freedom fighters, the British were forced to declare India’s independence. However, before independence, the country split into two nations, called the Partition of India, and a new nation, Pakistan, was formed.

How to celebrate Independence Day 2022?

Independence Day of India is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the country and almost every office, school, bank etc celebrate this festival with flag hoisting. After the hoisting of the flag, the national anthem Jana Gana Mana is played and marches are also taken out at many places. The institutions which remain closed on this day celebrate Independence Day a day before. Many cultural programs based on patriotic themes are organized in schools and colleges as a part of Independence Day celebrations. Decoration with tricolor balloons and distribution of sweets is also a famous practice on the occasion of Independence Day. On the eve of Independence Day, the President of India delivers the speech “Address to the Nation”.

Interesting facts about India’s independence

Know some interesting facts related to India’s independence that you might not have known before.

  1. August 15 was chosen as the Independence Day by Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India and the country’s first Governor-General.
  2. Pakistan got its independence a day before India as the last Viceroy had to attend the Independence Day celebrations in both the countries.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi was not able to celebrate the first Independence Day in Delhi as he was working to end the Hindu-Muslim riots taking place there in Bengal.
  4. After the declaration of complete independence in Lahore session in 1929, the Indian National Congress celebrated 26 January 1930 as Independence Day.
  5. India retained King George VI as head of state until the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950 (celebrated as India’s Republic Day).
  6. When Pakistan was carved out of India, the country of Bangladesh was part of it and it was called East Pakistan.
  7. In addition, the countries of Bahrain, North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo and Liechtenstein also celebrate their Independence Day on 15 August.

Happy Independence Day 2022 Quotes and Wishes

On the occasion of Independence Day people greet and wish each other with patriotic quotes and wishes. Check out some Independence Day Quotes and 2022 Wishes that you can send to your friends and family.

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