Celebration of Independence Day

Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for Indias freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights and the tricolor flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print and online media may have special contests, programs, and articles to promote the day. Movies about Indias freedom fighters are also shown on television.