Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Festivals of India in the month of August

Independence Day - 15th August 


At the stroke of midnight of the August 15, 1947; India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. Independence Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country.

Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the British who ruled India.

 India is celebrated Independence Day with flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes all over the country. The main program is held at the Red Fort where the Prime Minster unfurls the National Flag and it is saluted by Guns.

The Prime Minister's speech at the Red Fort in Delhi is a major highlight. Patriotic presentations by school children add colors to the celebrations.

Delhi(the capital of India)’s skyline gets dotted with thousands of kites taking to the sky this day. Similar programmes are held at all the State capitals also.

The preparations begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated.

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  1. I love the idea of kites. That is so cool. We do fireworks. Kites seem safer. LOL

    1. Tina, in India, we have many festivals which we celebrate with Kite! Keep watching dear; I will give you more information about India!