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From Burz Khalifa to New York, photos of how World celebrated India’s Independence Day

Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15th August in India commemorating the nation’s independence from Britain on 15 August 1947. Independence Day is acknowledged throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades including cultural events.

On August 15, India celebrated its 74th Independence Day, and this year the celebrations were not confined just to the country but it was celebrated throughout the world. Some breathtaking visuals of our tri-colour were witnessed in two major cities. The entire world celebrated Indian Independence this year which shows India’s importance to the world.

Here’s a glimpse of how the world celebrated our Independence day along with us:

Burj Khalifa, Dubai:

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was lit up with the tricolour to commemorate India’s 74th Independence day. A video of the stunning display was shared on the official handle of Burj Khalifa.

“To celebrate the seventy-fourth Indian Independence Day, we illuminate the #Khalifa Tower with the colors of the Indian flag to wish them continued prosperity, peace, and freedom (sic),” read the caption.


Burj Khalifa is known for its tallest building in the world. This is one of the most highly sought after places to live in the world. It has the highest number of storeys in the world (over 160), which includes the highest outdoor observation deck in the world and the highest occupied floor in the world.

It’s actually a multi-use building that has restaurants, a hotel, residential apartments, office space and is a tourist attraction with its observation decks.

Times Square, New York, USA:

Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York, celebrated 74th Independence Day in the most magnificent way. He hoisted Indian national flag at the Times Square, at an event organised by Federation of Indian Associations (FIA).


Niagara Falls, Canada:

Tricolour illuminates the Niagara Falls –  one of the world’s most iconic destinations in Canada.

Niagara Falls is known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” The magnificent falls draws more than 12 million visitors a year, for its breathtaking views and sheer grandness of its magnitude.


Toronto City Hall, Canada:

The Indian flag was also hoisted at Toronto’s City Hall in Canada. Toronto is Canada’s largest city. It is the world’s fourth most livable city. Toronto ranks second as the world’s most business competitive global city.


Empire State Building, USA:

Empire State Building illuminated in colours of the Indian flag. The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City, USA.


India is not only big in terms of population but also in terms of diversity and cultural heritage. India gained Independence from the British rule back in the year 1947. Talking about the details of our national flag that has four colours namely- Saffron, White, Green and Navy blue. Each colour signifies a particular message.

India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous nation which is the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. In fact, it is a land of mystery and known for incredible history.

Navy blue wheel with 24 spokes is Dharma Chakra while the saffron colour stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. The white colour signifies purity and truth whereas the green stripe stands for faith and fertility.

Written by Dharam Sikarwar

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.

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