“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom” ~ Jawahar Lal Nehru
August 15, 1947, the day when India got freedom from British rule by the sacrifices of the heroes of ours nation. And today we are overwhelming with the vibe of patriotism and pride.
But, do you know we are not the only nation which received freedom on August 15?
There are five countries other than India that celebrate their Independence Day on August 15. Have a look here:
Liechtenstein is known as one of the smallest countries of the world and in 1866 the country gained freedom from German but after so many years in 1940, they marked August 15 as its Independence Day.
2. North Korea
Did you know North Korea and its sister state South Korea was ruled by Japanese colonization for 35 years? And, both the Korean state got independence from Japan on August 15, 1945.
3. South Korea
And after 3 years of Independence, the country was officially named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948.
Bahrain, the Middle Eastern island country received independence from its British colonial rulers on 15 August 1971.
5. The Republic of Congo
The Republic of the Congo gained full freedom from France on August 15, 1960, and this year citizens will celebrate their 28th Independence Day.
Well, India would be celebrating its 70th Independence Day on 15th of August 2017. So, with an overwhelming vibe of patriotism say it loudly:
“Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara”
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