Independence Day is a national holiday in Pakistan that is celebrated annually on August 14th to commemorate the country’s independence from British colonial rule in 1947.
On August 14, 1947, Pakistan emerged as a sovereign nation after the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two independent states: India and Pakistan. The day marks the end of British colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent and the creation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Independence Day is celebrated throughout Pakistan with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. The main celebration takes place in the capital city, Islamabad, where a national flag-raising ceremony is held at the Presidential and Parliament buildings, followed by a military parade.
The national flag is hoisted on all government buildings, monuments, and public places, and people also put flags on their cars and houses. Communities organize parades and cultural shows, including folk music and dances, to celebrate the day. Schools, colleges, and universities also hold special events to mark the occasion.
The Independence Day is celebrated across the country as well as Pakistan diaspora worldwide. It’s a day of pride and glory where people come together to celebrate the achievements of their country and to reaffirm their commitment to its development and progress.