Republic Day in India (26/01)

Republic Day was introduced in India in 1950 and is celebrated annually on January 26th. It is a national holiday celebrating the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of the country from the status of a British dominion to a republic.

India declared its independence from Great Britain on August 15, 1947. Two weeks later, a special committee was appointed to draft the country's constitution, which was adopted in November 1949 and entered into force on January 26, 1950.

Republic Day is celebrated by the widest sections of the country's population. A characteristic feature of this holiday is the organization of festive processions in Delhi, as well as in the capitals of all states. In Delhi, it runs along the central avenue of Raj Path from the Presidential Palace to the Gateway of India. The procession is formed by colorfully decorated platforms representing the various states of the country to the thousands of spectators who gather on both sides of the avenue. Columns of schoolchildren, scouts, folk dancers, orchestras also participate in it.