India observes Independence Day on August 15 every year. It commemorates the day when the country got freedom from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. This year, India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day and preparations are in full swing. Flag hoisting, cultural programmes, speeches, dance performances, patriotic addresses and parades are commonly observed on the day. People also share patriotic quotes to wish each other Happy Independence Day or Swatantrata Diwas Ki Hardik Shubhkanayen.