January 26th, 2015 | Updated on February 2nd, 2023
Republic day is celebrated in India as a national holiday to commemorate the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. This event marked a significant change in governance, and it signaled the transition from British rule to an independent republic. The day is celebrated with patriotic fervor, and there are many festivities and parades throughout the country.
On December 13, 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced that India would become a Republic. This was a firm and solemn resolution to have a sovereign Indian Republic. The Constitution of India, which was written over the next three years, came into effect on January 26, 1950. The Constitution ties together the watery borders of the country and gave birth to the “sovereign democratic republic”. Each year, we celebrate Republic Day in the most magnificent way.
26 January Marks India’s Republic Day
A sea of saffron, white and green covers cities and towns across India on January 26, to mark India’s Republic Day. Flags, flowers and decorations line the streets and fireworks fill the sky. “Jan Gan Man” and “Jai Hind” are shouted amidst celebratory crowds. It’s India’s republic day and here’s what you can do to celebrate this great day even if you find yourself in a foreign land.
1. Remember Your Roots
Remember your roots and recall the sacrifices of the leaders and martyrs of the freedom struggle. But don’t only remember them, honor the labors and hard work put to prepare and “give to ourselves” the Constitution of India .
2. Attend A Parade
Hold parades to celebrate India’s Republic Day. Check if there’s one near you!
3. Recite “Jan Gan Mana”
Republic Day is celebrated on the day “Purna Swara” was made the cry of independence on January 26, 1930. Stand up and recite “Jan Gan Man”, the national anthem, as a shout of patriotism.
4. Organize A Small Get Together With Compatriots
Although it is a working day around the world, but host or attend a small party with family and friends to celebrate the republic day. Let’s have some patriotic clipping
5. Cook Up Traditional Indian Snacks
Cook up a traditional Indian snacks and let your guests enjoy one of the best cuisines in the world! Check out what European taste testers think of Indian snacks!!
6. Serve Indian Sweets