Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Since then every year, 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day in India to commemorate its freedom from the 200-year-old British government. For India, 15th August is a day of her re-birth, a new start.
Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day?
We celebrate the Declaration of Independence for two reasons. It represents an official severing of ties between the original 13 colonies and the rule of Great Britain.
The Independence Day of India, which is celebrated religiously throughout the Country on the 15th of August every year, holds tremendous ground in the list of national days, since it reminds every Indian about the dawn of a new beginning, the beginning of an era of deliverance from the clutches of British colonialism
August 15 holds a special place in the hearts of the Indian public as it was on this day, in 1947, that the country got freedom from British rule. The 1947 Indian Independence Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom partitioned British India into two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan.
The myth of 200 years of British rule in India. Almost everyone in India knows this by heart — Britishers ruled India for 200 years. We got rid of them in 1947 and Robert Clive won the battle of Plassey in 1757, so that is a neat 190 years.
India became independent from the British when the British voluntarily granted India its independence. In 1947, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act, creating the new countries of India and Pakistan. Thus, India became independent through an act of Parliament.