Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know

It was not so easy for the India to get freedom from the Britishers however; various great people and freedom fighters of India made it a truth. The date, 15th of August from 1947 in India has become a very important day in the Indian history. It was the luckiest day of year 1947 when India became independent after lots of hard struggle and sacrifices of the Indian freedom fighters. On the occasion of India’s 68th Independence Day, here are some interesting and unknown facts related to India and independence.

Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know

  • Mountbatten chose the date Aug 15 to correspond with the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allied Forces.
  • The Independence Day of India is shared with some other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo and Bahrain.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • National flag was hoisted first on August 7, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta. The flag was composed of horizontal strips of red, yellow and green. The red strip at the top had eight white lotuses embossed on it in a row. The green strip had a white sun on the left and a white crescent and star on the right.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • At the time of independence country had no official anthem. Jana Gana Mana, which was universally accepted as the Indian National Anthem was written back in 1911, in its Bengali version.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • Hindi is not the national language of India; rather it is the country’s official language, as stated by article 343 of the Indian Constitution.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • On August 15, 1947, Mahatma Gandhi was in Calcutta. Gandhiji spent his day in prayers, fasting and spinning protesting the madness of communal hatred.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
  • Every year, Independence Day celebrations are officially carried out at the Red Fort, Delhi – a tradition that is believed to be followed since August 15th 1947.
    Interesting Facts about Independence Day that Every Indian Must Know
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