India achieved its Independence on 15th of August 1947 with the dedicated efforts of our freedom fighters and many others who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. First war of Independence was fought in 1857, and it was only after a long struggle of 90 years that our country attained freedom.

“As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan.”

India became an independent country at the stroke of midnight of 14-15 August, and it was this day when Jawaharlal Nehru made his famous speech “Tryst with Destiny”. Surprisingly, Pakistan celebrates its freedom on 14th August.

14th August 1947 happened to be the eve of Ramadan 27 1366 of the Islamic Calendar, which is an auspicious day for the Muslims. So in subsequent years due to some reason Pakistan (or rather its government) decided that 14th August be made their official Independence Day, which by the way isn’t a sacred day every year according to the Muslim calendar, because as you might be aware calendars seldom coincide, let alone do it every year. So that’s how it all happened and Pakistan celebrates their Independence day one day earlier.

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