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The country of India, being an ethnic place is globally famous for its numerous events and festivals. The nation, being home to people from diverse cultural and religious background, enjoys lots of events depending upon the different occasions. These events are held in the republic of India throughout the year. Each and every Indian event is unique on its own since, they vary from place to place, culture to culture, religion to religion, time to time etc.

Main Events in India

Among all these events, there are some, which are held by every Indian irrespective of their caste and crew. This helps the citizens of India to come together thus, reflecting India's exclusive character of "unity in diversity". The main three events, which are held unanimously in the Indian Republic, are:

When and how is Independence Day celebrated in India?

Independence Day in India is celebrated with huge enthusiasm on 15th August of every year. In the year 1947, this was the day when India gained its independent status by freeing itself from the British rule of 200 years. On 15th August, 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India unfurled the Indian tricolor flag on the famous Red Fort.

Every year India's Independence Day is celebrated by hoisting the country's national flag at different states. The main celebration is held at Delhi's Red Fort, which starts with unfolding of the tri-color flag of India. That flag hoisting is followed by a speech by India's Prime Minister, which pays tribute to the Indian freedom fighters and patriotic programs organized by numerous schools. Independence Day in India is observed as a national holiday.

When and how is Republic Day celebrated in India?

26th of January of every year is observed as the Republic Day in India. This day commemorates 26th January of the year 1950 when the Constitution of India was introduced as the governing script of the sovereign India. This is the day when Indian Constitution replaced the Government of India Act of 1935.

26th of January is a national holiday in India. Every year Republic Day is celebrated in the capital city of Delhi as well as in all the states of India. The celebration mainly consists of parade. Delhi, being India's capital, celebrates Republic Day with a grand parade on Rajpath. The parade starts with laying a floral wreath by the Prime Minister at the Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute all those soldiers who sacrificed their life for the freedom of the country. Starting from Raisina Hill, the parade passes along the India gate and Rajpath. Unfurling the National flag and playing the National Anthem is a part of the celebration. The presence of the President of India in the entire celebration makes it more prominent. Similar kinds of parades are even held in all the state capitals where the celebration is headed by the Governor and the Chief Minister of the respective states.

When and how is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in India?

Gandhi Jayanti, one of the three Indian national holidays is observed on 2nd of October every year. The day is celebrated to mark the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 1869. Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is regarded as the "Father of the Nation" for his significant contribution to the independence of India. The day is even declared as the International Day of Non-Violence by the General Assembly of the United Nations, owing to Gandhiji's Non-violent Movement.

The day is celebrated by paying homage to the great leader at Raj Ghat, which is the memorial of Gandhiji. The tribute is paid by the President and the Prime Minsier of the country of India along with some famous political leaders. Prayer meetings are even held in Delhi as well as the other state capitals to remember the great deeds of Mahatma Gandhi. 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram', his favorite song is sung invariably at all those meetings.

Last Updated on : November 28, 2016