Happy Independence Day Pakistan / 14 August
One of the most important events that take place in Pakistan annually, specifically on August 14, is the “Independence Day,” which at the same time marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Pakistan had been part of the colony of India since the 18th century, firstly as part of the East India company and then as part of the British Indian Empire. Then in 1947, the act of independence created the “Dominion of Pakistan” which covered two different geographic areas known as East and West Pakistan. In 1971 following the “Bangladesh Liberation War,” East Pakistan parted from West Pakistan and became “Bangladesh”.
Every year on August 14, celebrations are usually associated with fireworks, parades, barbeques, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies which are celebrated nationwide. Families and friends also gather together, enjoy outdoor barbecues, parties, go for picnics, and watch fireworks displays and parades throughout the country. Many people who attend the Independence Day parades dress up in green and white, which are the “Pakistani flag’s colors.” In addition to a lot of events which include special theatre shows, national song competitions, concerts, and Independence Day pageants. Radio and television stations broadcast national songs and specially prepared Independence Day programs.
Some people celebrate Pakistan Independence Day at home by making different and delicious drinks and desserts sit in front of the T.V. and watch
some patriotic movies, while other people prefer travelling somewhere to visit their families to celebrate and enjoy the celebrations of this day all together.
Pakistan’s Independence Day also pays homage to people who devoted and sacrificed their lives for Pakistan’s freedom movement and made sacrifices throughout the history to attain Pakistan’s independence. Those people who lost their lives for the sake of their own country and were one the reasons why Pakistan is a free country today.
Accordingly, Independence Day in Pakistan is not a normal day, but instead it’s a very special day for everyone because of its historical magnificence.
After about 98 years of colonization and suffering under the rule of the British Empire, Pakistan Independence Day is considered the day Pakistan was finally able to experience the meaning of liberty and freedom. This great event that happened right after the Pakistan Movement, spearheaded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, did not only help Pakistan to gain its independence, but also resulted in creating a Muslim state and a Muslim community.