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Countries Which Celebrate Independence Day With India

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"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom." - Jawaharlal Nehru

August 15th is a historic day for us, Indians. It is a day which represents freedom, liberation and self-governance. It is the day when India was finally set free from the clutches of the British rule. 

However, it isn't just Indians who celebrate on August 15th. Did you know that five other nations are also celebrating independence on this date? Pakistan attained independence just a day earlier than India. The Republic of Congo, Liechtenstein, North Korea, South Korea and Bahrain all celebrate August 15th as independence day.

Of course, they all achieved independence in different years. But still, it's an amazing coincidence that we Indians can celebrate independence with so many other people across the world. 

Swipe through the clips below to discover the amazing stories of the births of these nations. 


Republic Of Congo

15 August 1960 marks the day that the Republic of Congo broke free of it's colonial chains and attained independence from France. The native Congolese had been subjected to years of subjugation wherein many of them were forced into the slave trade...

South Korea

South Korea celebrated 15th August as the Independence Day, when it gained freedom from the clutches of Japan. Although, South Korea attained complete sovereignty on the 13th of August, 1948, officially it still celebrates 15 August as Independenc...


The Principality of Liechtenstein is a microstate in Central Europe. Liechtenstein became a principality within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. In 1815, it joined the German Confederation that replaced the former Holy Roman Empire. The Confederatio...


Bahrain, along with Qatar and the seven Arab Emirates (present day UAE) were under British protection from 1968. Initially, the plan was to form a new nation from all nine of these. However, it took several months for these plans to come to fruiti...

North Korea

North Korea is most well-known for it's eccentric leader but did you know that it shares August 15th as Independence day with India? On August 15th, 1945 both North and South Korea attained independence after 35 years of colonisation by the Japane...

On The Day India Became Independent

15 August is one of the most important days for India. This day, after being subjugated by the British for over 200 years, India declared it's independence as a country. Read this clip to know about all the events that unfolded on this historic day.

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