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  1. Jul 4, 2024 · Independence Day, in India, national holiday celebrated annually on August 15. Independence Day marks the end of British rule in 1947, brought about by the Indian Independence Act of July 18 that year, and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also marks the anniversary of the partition of the subcontinent into two ...

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  2. t. e. Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a public holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, which transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly, came into effect.

    • January. January 12: National Youth Day – Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian monk and philosopher who put India on the world map with his speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, was born on 12 January 1863.
    • March. March 16: National Vaccination Day – In 2014, India was declared free of polio by the WHO. It is the aggressive vaccination campaigns that have rid the country of polio, smallpox and such diseases.
    • April. April 14: Ambedkar Jayanti – Ambedkar Jayanti, celebrated on 14 April is the birthday of B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. Ambedkar was the Chairman of the (Indian Constitution) Drafting Committee and a leading advocate for the eradication of untouchability in the country.
    • May. May 1: May Day – International Workers’ Day or May Day is celebrated in India, in keeping with global norms. The day is dedicated to the efforts of the labour class which forms the foundation of industrial growth and development in India.
  3. The Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British House of Commons on July 4, 1947, and passed within a fortnight. It provided for the end of British rule in India on August 15, 1947.

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  4. Aug 15, 2022 · Some individuals put forth the argument that August 15, 1948, was the first anniversary of India's independence, by which logic, today's event is the 75th anniversary of Independence, and this won't be wrong to say. However, counting the number of Independence Days celebrated in India, it will be 76 because the hard-earned freedom that India achieved on August 15, 1947, from British domination ...

  5. Being a culturally diverse country, there are many festivals celebrated in various regions across the country. There are only three national holidays declared by Government of India: Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August), and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October). Apart from this, certain holidays which are celebrated nationally are ...

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  7. Jul 4, 2024 · When is Independence Day. The Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 every year to commemorate India’s freedom from the British rule in 1947. After independence, India became the world's largest democracy after the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act, 1947, transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.