In most of the countries across the globe, both of these days are celebrated. There are ample similarities in celebration and significance of these days which create confusion in one’s mind about the truth of a particular day.
If we talk about these days in the context of India these both days are celebrated with great pride and honour. On both these days, Indians follow a national holiday. However, most of them are unaware of the fact which day is celebrated when and why.
Republic Day in Hindi – गणतंत्र दिवस
A Republic Day is the day when the rule of people is accepted by the land making it a republic where the constitution is at the supreme position and no religion or leader. On 26th January 1950, the Indian constitution was accepted by the leaders officially in the parliament. Hence this day was dedicated to all the citizens of India and holds great significance. On this day the president of India furls the national flag at Red Fort in New Delhi. On this day the nation displays its military power with the help of military forces and its different vehicles and weapons which also ensures the safety and power of India to the citizens.
Independence Day in Hindi – स्वतंत्रता दिवस
In India 15th August is celebrated as Independence Day. Years before, this land was ruled by the British and on 14th August 1947, it was decided to free India with another part named as Pakistan. The papers from Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy were handed over to Muslim League leaders on 14th August and that is why Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on this date. While it was turn to hand over the papers to leaders of India the clock had 12 o’clock and hence date was changed. India got freedom at the dawn of 15th August 1947 and hence 15th August is celebrated as Independence Day of India. On this day the prime minister of India hoists the national flag of India from the red fort located at the national capital New Delhi. The Rajpath is blocked for common people use due to long parades and other cultural glimpses of the vast heritage of India.
On both of these days, parades from military forces are organized and in every state capital also both days are celebrated. All government organizations remain closed on both days.