India's Independence Day: what a special day for Indians everywhere... and an opportunity to show your pride with a gorgeous new jewelry item! This holiday, celebrated on August 15, commemorates the end of 190 years of British rule in India and honors the many struggles and contributions of the people who helped bring this about.
India became a free country in 1947, after years of struggle by dedicated freedom fighters and pacifists alike. In 2021, we celebrate 75 years of independence, honoring our freedom-loving heroes and thinking with gratitude of those who paved the way for India to become an independent country with important social, political, and economic significance.
Celebrate India's Independence Day with a special jewelry piece for yourself or your loved one from our versatile jewelry collections.
Independence Day Celebrations
Honoring our country of origin and culture include raising the Indian flag at homes and offices, singing India's national anthem, and dressing in national or regional attire. People also enjoy flying kites to symbolize the freedom and joy of the occasion. This tradition started in 1927 when Indian revolutionaries flew kites with the slogan "Go Back, Simon" to protest British rule.
In 1617 the British East India Company arrived in India to encourage trade between England and Mughal India. Traders, however, gradually took control of India, taking advantage of the country being fractured into multiple territories led by powerful, local maharajas.
By the 1850s, the British had almost complete control of India. After many skirmishes against British rule, Indian soldiers across the country revolted against British commanders in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, rebelling against the British East India Company. This battle led to the British sovereign taking over control of India from the East India Company.
In the following years Indian freedom-fighters and sympathizers staged both violent and pacifist protests against the British Empire's exploitation of the country. The nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience movement led by Gandhi was the most significant of these movements.
Finally, in 1947, Lord Mountbatten declared August 15 as Indian Independence Day. India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, then delivered the first Independence Day speech with the moving statement, "At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India shall awake to life and freedom." Nowadays, India's prime minister usually participates in a flag-raising ceremony and military parade at the Red Fort in Old Delhi, and makes a speech on TV about the previous year's achievements and future plans.
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