Why Is Republic Day Celebrated In India?

Republic Day is observed in India on 26th January every year. Apart from the historic significance, Republic Day sure has different meaning to different people; for students it is all mainly about preparing for republic day speech, writing republic day essays, getting all excited for 26 January chief guest and festivals at school/ colleges; while some people wait for this day to watch the republic day parade on their TV sets and some even get republic day parade tickets booked online so that they can witness the thrill live; also on the other hand, for busy professionals it is a holiday, a day to relax or complete that long pending thing you always got lazy to do after a long day at office!

So why do we celebrate Republic Day on 26th Jan every year?

Let’s have a look at the republic day history!

India achieved its independence from British rule on 15th August 1947. We already know how so many Indians irrespective of what gender they belong to, sacrificed their lives to make their motherland free from any external foreign rule. The independence came from The Indian Independence Act 1947, which was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The newly freed brave country, India, then did not have a permanent constitution and the laws abided by were the ones of modified colonial Government of India 1935 Act. A drafting committee was appointed by end of the month, August 28, 1947, to sketch the permanent constitution of India. The new Congress-led government Law Minister, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, was appointed as Chairman of the said committee on August 29, 1947.


After many corrections and modifications, the Assembly finally signed two hand-written copies of the document in two different languages, English and Hindi, on 24th January 1950, two days later, i.e., on 26th January 1950, it came into effect nationwide.


Since then, Republic Day is observed on 26th January in India every year to honor the date, Constitution of India came into effect nationwide replacing the colonial Government of India 1935 Act.


Republic Day Parade Celebrations


New Delhi is the capital of India, and every year it hosts the main celebration at the Rajpath near the India Gate before the President of India. This day attracts people all over the country and even foreigners with the bodacious display of parade performed as a tribute India, its unity in diversity and the rich cultural heritage. Have a look at the latest parade of 2018 below.


Hope you enjoyed reading!


Author: Sneha Banerjee


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