Independence Day is celebrated on August 15, to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation. The day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. Independence Day, August 15, commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the world's biggest democracy as a national festival.
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