Republic Day : January 26
Republic Day is celebrated in India on 26th day of January every year.
India became an Independent Nation on 15th August, 1947. On 26th January, 1950 India was formerly declared Republic. In Republic, the supreme power is held not by a monarch, but by the elected representatives of the people, along with an elected President. So this day is celebrated as the Republic Day. It is a National holiday.
In the morning there is a flag hoisting ceremony. We remember the freedom fighters who gave us freedom. It is because of them that we are enjoying our freedom today. Various speakers urge the people to remain united and respect their country. The programme comes to an end when everyone stands up to sing the National Anthem.
In Delhi, on the occasion of Republic day, a parade is held every year on Rajpath where contingents of armed forces march, latest weapons are displayed. Different states depicting their culture and progress are taken out. People from all over the country come to witness this parade. The National flag is flown a top in all government offices and buildings. At night the Government offices and the President’s house are illuminated.
The 66th Republic day celebration ceremony in India was held on 26th January, 2015. Barack Obama, 44th President of the Unites States of America, was invited as chief guest to attend the ceremony. It was a moment of respect and self-esteem for the Indians.