'National Festivals of India' (250 Words)

Friday, February 22, 2013

National Festivals of India

Independence Day: Independence Day of India is celebrated on the fifteenth of August. 15th August is a national holiday in India. It is celebrated to commemorate its independence from British rule in 1947. On Independence Day the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort at Delhi, the capital of India and delivers a speech from its ramparts. He salutes the National Flag. The National Anthem is sung.The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle. Read More...

Republic Day: In India, Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January. Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. Republic Day is one of the three national holidays in India. In New Delhi, a special parade is held on this day. The President of India takes the salute. A procession starts from Vijay Chowk. All the three wings of the armed forces take part in the parade. Read More...

Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhiji, the 'Father of Nation' of India was born on 2nd October, 1869. Hence Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on the 2nd of October. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India. This day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence. On this day all schools and offices are closed throughout the India. Read More... 

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Rajni Verma,  April 15, 2013 at 10:58 PM  


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