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National Festivals of India

India is a land of multi-ethnicity where people of different languages and cultures live together with peace and harmony. India is worldwide known for its cultural diversity and colorful festivals. Apart from these festivals, we also have national festivals such as Gandhi Jayanti, the Independence Day and the Republic Day.

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Every year, this auspicious occasion is celebrated on October 2 with great zeal and enthusiasm. People across the nation offer prayer services and tributes to Gandhi Ji on this day. Various cultural programmes showcasing Gandhi Ji's life and struggle for independence are organized at school, colleges, government and private organizations etc. Also, different types of competition, such as essay writing, painting etc are organized to remember the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.

Independence Day is celebrated to mark the independence of India. India became independent on August 15, 1947, after the British left the contry. Since then, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day. On this day, various formal events including flag-hoisting and march-past in all states, districts, panchayats, schools, colleges are organized to commemorate the day of freedom. The Prime Minister of the nation hoists the tri-color national flag (Tiranga) at the Red Fort and addresses the nation from its rampart.

Republic Day is amongst the three national festivals of India. This auspicious day is celebrated on January 26 to commemorate the adoption of constitution. As per the records, the constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950 by replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing documemt of India. Like the Independence Day, flag hoisting ceremony and cultural programmes are organized across the nation on the Republic Day.


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