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On August 14, 1947, as the British Indian Empire underwent division into two independent states, India and Pakistan, the latter emerged as a sovereign nation following seven years of determined struggle. This significant achievement was made possible under the astute leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Read on as Wego uncovers details regarding Paksitan Independence Day.

Pakistan Independence Day 2024 date

Observed annually on 14 August, Pakistan Independence Day is a national holiday in Pakistan. For the year 2024, 14 August falls on a Wednesday.

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Pakistan Independence Day history & significance

Originally, the Indian subcontinent was a single, enormous region that included Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Since the introduction and implementation of Islam, conflicts and Hindu oppression of Muslims have broken the peace in the subcontinent. After the War of Independence in 1857, ideas and ideologies were developed in order to protect the Muslim minority.

The All-India Muslim League was established in 1906. On October 1 of that same year, the very first committee of 36 Muslim leaders made their demand for a separate state for Muslims to the viceroy of India in Simla. Lawyer and politician Muhammad Ali Jinnah later rose to prominence as the founder of Pakistan. From 1913 till Pakistan’s independence, Jinnah reigned as the All-India Muslim League’s leader.

Another visionary who pushed for the secession of Muslims from India was Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Iqbal made the suggestion in his presidential speech delivered on December 29, 1930, in Allahabad. The Allahabad Address is now a historical revolution. In 1933, a leaflet titled “Now Or Never” first mentioned the name “Pakistan.”

The Indian Independence Act was introduced by the British parliament in July 1947. On July 20, separate interim governments were constituted for India and Pakistan. Finally, on August 14, 1947, the vast subcontinent of British India was divided into India and Pakistan. Later, Pakistan became the Islamic Republic of Pakistan after changing from a dominion to a republic.

How is Pakistan Independence Day celebrated?

On Pakistan’s Independence Day, people commonly don the national colors of green and white, symbolizing peace and prosperity, especially at Independence Day parades.

Observers often visit national monuments and landmarks, taking the opportunity to connect with family, exchange gifts, and embark on sightseeing adventures.

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At dawn, the Pakistani flag is hoisted on public and private edifices, residences, and monuments. Parliament House and official structures are adorned with decorations and vibrant lighting. Streets and homes are embellished with candles, oil lamps, and banners, while the skies light up with fireworks on the eve of Independence Day.

Throughout the day, special theater performances, national song contests, concerts, and Independence Day pageants are organized to celebrate the occasion.

Holiday inspiration for Pakistan Independence Day

Celebrating this special occasion with designated holidays provides a wonderful chance to discover the stunning northern regions of Pakistan. The breathtaking natural beauty of these areas invites us to appreciate the land that was obtained through significant sacrifices.

Check out Wego’s article on Northern Pakistan to gain all the information you require.

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