Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi, India

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Republic Day Celebrations

Republic Day celebrations in India happens on January 26 every year. This day marks adoption of India’s constitution on January 26, 1950, after independence from British rule on August 15, 1947.

 

Naturally this day makes it an occasion that’s close to the hearts of all Indians. 26th January is a national holiday in India too.

 

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Republic Day Celebration

Republic day celebrations take place everywhere from schools, colleges, universities, offices and in all state capitals in India.

 

Celebrations in Delhi, India’s capital city is the highlight with Republic Day Parade in New Delhi featuring contingents and displays from all armed and paramilitary forces including Army, Navy, and Air Force.

 

The parade also showcase colorful programs from each of India’s states displaying popular traditions, customs, cultures and way of life.

 

Republic Day Celebrations in Delhi

 

U.S. President Barack Obama attended India’s Republic Day celebrations 2015 as a chief guest.

 

French President François Hollande attended India’s Republic Day celebrations 2016 as a chief guest

 

 

Crown Prince Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended India’s Republic Day celebrations 2017 as a chief guest.

 

 

Republic Day Parade

There is a full dress rehearsal of the republic day parade just a day before. On January 26, Republic day parade starts with the arrival of the President of India escorted by bodyguards on horses.

 

Republic Day Celebrations

 

The Prime Minister Of India pays homage to those who lost their lives in war at Amar Jawan Jyoti located at India Gates.

 

The President of India raise India’s national flag as the National Anthem is played and a Salute by 21 guns is given.

 

The Parade starts from Raisina Hill near Presidential Palace ( Rashtrapati Bhavan ) and along Rajpath goes on the the Red Fort in Old Delhi.

 

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