Sunday, January 25, 2009

India's Repbublic Day

India celebrate its 60th Republic Day (26th January). The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the world's biggest democracy as a national holiday. Schools and people hoist the national flag through out the country and put them up on the rooftops and the buildings. People only go to offices to attend the flag hoisting ceremony. The Prime Minister addresses the Nation after the flag has been unfurled recounting the country's achievements of the year, discussing current major issues and future plans for the progress of the country. Recently, kite-flying has become a tradition on this day and people can be seen flying numerous kites of all colors, sizes and shapes symbolizing the freedom.


Janie said...

That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Happy Republic Day!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Happy Republic Day to India.

buffalodick said...

Sounds great! Enjoy your day of independence!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Susan :)

Excellent post!

I was one of the NCC cadets who marched with a Lee Enfield rifle on my shoulders from Raj Bhavan to Red Fort in New Delhi in the year 1968. At that time Indira Gandhi was the prime minister and VV Giri was the President. I don't think you were born at that time.

Many thanks for the interesting post which reminded on my memorable march in the capital on Republic Day.

Best wishes :)