Republic Day is one of the most important national festivals, celebrated with great pomp and show. India became a republic on the 26th of January, 1950. It is considered to be a remarkable day in the history of India. The nation celebrates it with great enthusiasm. From parades, accolades and various other programs to speeches by national leaders, Indian Republic Day celebrations have it all.
Republic Day in India:
You must be wondering how India celebrates its Republic Day. The dreams of several national leaders like Gandhiji and Pandit Nehru came to light on the 26th of January, 1950.
A memorable day in the Indian history, citizens celebrate Republic Day with great gusto. Delhi however, is the home of the best Republic Day celebration in the country. The martyrs of the struggle for Indian freedom, and other wars, are given respect at the Amar Jyoti. Parades, colorful state processions, and programs by school children take place at the Rajghat. The Army, Navy and Air Force also play a major role in the Republic Day celebrations by performing air jet shows, acrobats and artillery shows.
Parades however are the star attraction of the celebration. A colorful display of puppets, and men and women dressed in traditional attire, highlights the Republic Day parades in Delhi. Other parts of India also participate with great zeal. Various musical, dance, sports and theatrical programs are held in different parts of the country, like in Maharashtra, Bihar, Punjab and Chennai.
Every corner of the country gets into the patriotic mood and rejoices on this day of national importance by watching parades on television, and visiting historical places and Republic Day special fairs.
Since it a national holiday, you can plan your day well and visit government monuments and important places that are decorated grandly for the occasion. Republic Day is not only for the dreamers who lost their lives for the country’s freedom and honor, but also for the future builders, who can dream greater things for their free and democratic country: India.