India Independence Day
world learned the power of nonviolent protest as Gandhi lead
the diverse peoples of India in a struggle for home rule.
of India formally gained independence on August 15, 1947 after
centuries of British rule - and years of turmoil. Today, the
date is marked with somber speeches, colorful parades, and
celebrations .... in far-flung communities from New Delhi to
London. Not be outdone, New York City is the place to be for the planet's largest India Day parade, with a march up Madison Avenue!
the Web, join the celebrations and learn about the events
leading up to the historic moment, and the words of inspiration
that the heroes of the movement used to move their people
closer to independence.
both traditional and modern customs that surround the holiday
in India, as well as in areas throughout the world where India's
emigres have made their homes.
find Independence Day ecard greetings to send to family and
friends, favorite recipes for sweets, special holiday dishes
and kid-friendly resources to help commemorate this historic
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes
when we shall redeem our pledge ....
At the stroke of the midnight
hour, when the world sleeps, India
will awake to life and freedom.
the eve of independence
Revelers parade down Madison Avenue during August celebrations in New York City.
Photo: Janoo Studio.
More about India Independence Day around the Web:
India's Freedom Struggle: Online Exhibition at Kamat's Potpourri
- A complete resource including historical narrative, battles,
notable quotes, biographies of Gandhi, Nehru and more figures
in the struggle, key events, related links, and don't miss
the multimedia Mahatma
Independence Day E-Cards -
A choice collection of e-cards with images of the Indian flag
together with patriotic sentiments to send to friends and