Why do we celebrate Independence Day in India?

August 15, INDEPENDENCE DAY in the history of India. Independence day is a very important day for India. 15 August declared a national holiday. The day of August celebrated all the people in the country. The day of independence remind sacrifices, bravery and those who fought valiantly and gave their life for their country and nation.

Why do we celebrate Independence Day in India?

Why do we celebrate Independence Day in India? Because this is the day India got freedom from British rule. The day is celebrated to remind sacrifices of those brave heroes who made this real. The independence day celebrated in India in the honor of their sacrifices and patriotism for our nation. Get independence from British rulers was not easy because they rule 200 years on sub-continent.

Why do we celebrate Independence Day in India

Who declared Indian Independence? and How many years did India get independence?

On 15 August Clement Attlee prime minister of British declared that India would be granted independence. From that day ( 15 August 1947 to till now (15, August 2019) 72 year passed India get independence from British rules.

On 14 August 1947, Pakistan was declared as a separate nation and the leader was Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

And 15 August 1947 in the midnight India was granted as a separate nation. And the leaser was Mahatma Gandhi.

But unfortunately, during the moment of independence, a big clash occurs between Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. In the result of the clash, At least 500000 were killed and many women’s abducted. According to an estimate nearly 11 million Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs crossed the border.

And Jawarlal Nehru declared as Governor General of india for next Year.

How many years did British rule India?

British rules on India around 200 years. India gets independence on 15th August 1947. In 1757, Robert Clive won the battle so according to this, it’s about 190-year British rules on India.

Some other dates and myths tell a different story.

According to nationalinterest.in  Mysore state was won over in 1799, Marathas were finally defeated in 1818, and Sikh empire was finally defeated only by 1849.

According to this state, we can nearly 100 years of British rules on India.



The main reason for Britain leaving India was awakening of masses by Gandhi and strengthing of the Indian army. At same time World was II had become to end in 1945, and the British were not handling well their own country and bankruptcy. At that time British was also financially weak and they are struggling to manage all problems.

Another reason is that during the 1945 British election dominate and they won by the help of freedom fighter. British lose this election because they break their promise to give independence back to people.

Also, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah demands a separate country for Muslims where they have freedom for Muslims prayers. This demand also creates a huge disturbance in India and in other parties and the situation was going out of control.

The date 15 Aug Lord Mountbatten personally select this date because he thinks date 15th was very lucky for him. When the date decided for independence day, the astrologer “workaround” suggest the time midnight between 14th and 15 August.

What was India called before British rule?

The name called before British rule on India was referred to as “Bharatvarsha“. When Sudas king of the Aryan tribe defeat 5 Aryan and 5 Non-Aryan tribes in a single battle.

Many mention different names some of them are “Indoi” people of India, Hinduš, Indus, Hindoostan, Hindustan.

How do people celebrate Independence Day in India?

As we know, that on every 15 August we celebrate independence day of India. On this day every India celebrates independence day he/she also celebrate the culture of India. On 15 August everyone meets their relatives their neighbors and children. They exchange sweets, dishes, recipes and share with each other. Children wear new dresses and caps who matched with the Indian flag. On that day talk about independence and remind the national heroes who played an important role in the independence of India.

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