Republic Day is considered to be a national holiday in India and is celebrated each year on the 26th of January. It is a gazetted holiday on the Indian calendar and is celebrated with a lot of vigor because it was on this day that the constitution of India came into force in the year 1950.
The grandest of celebrations happen on this day as every citizen of India remembers this day to honor the sovereignty of our country. 26 January is the date that was chosen in order to honor the memory of the year 1930 when the Independence of India was declared too.
On this day, the main parade takes place in New Delhi at Rajpath. The President of India, himself/herself, view this parade and takes part in the celebrations with a lot of enthusiasm.
More about Republic Day (India)
- India was declared a republic by bringing its own constitution on this day.
- Every year 26th January is celebrated all over the country by hoisting the national flag and singing the National Anthem in schools and other institutions.
- The event is added to by competitions like drawing or singing, but the theme is mostly patriotic.
- The Indian constitution was written in both Hindi and English.
- At least 98 alterations or amendments have been made to the Indian constitution since its inception.
- It took more than 2 years and 11 months to complete the constitution of India.
- In Delhi, there is a special parade of all the armed forces followed by floats from different states portraying a cultural scene. Many dignitaries are present to witness this parade. The chief guest is some highly placed foreign dignitary.
- There is also a special parade for the children who have been awarded for some act of bravery which saved a life or lives. These children are paraded on top of an elephant.
- Everyone rejoices with songs playing out on loudspeakers reminding one of the pride of being an Indian.
- This is a special celebratory event for the armed forces, the Army, Navy and the Airforce and they also display some interesting acts or parade the latest acquisitions.
Being one of the three national holidays of India, it is easy to judge the importance of this day in the lives of Indians. The spirit on this day is so strong and contagious that everyone ends up feeling the goosebumps of a patriot.