India is today January 26, 2014 celebrating their 65th Republic Day. Google India announced Republic Day with a special Google Doodle on the Indian Google pages. The Google Doodle look very militaristic with a military parade that forms the center of the doodle. There are 9 Soldiers on Bikes in the first row of the Doodle, Followed by 10 Infantry Soldiers and 9 Navy Soldiers.
At the back of the parade there is 5 people dressed in orange and I can only guess that they form part of the Presidents bodyguard presuming that it is the president at the back of the parade. It could also represent some of the other political parties in India celebrating Republic Day.
The Republic Day Google Doodle is also designed in the colors of the Indian Flag, which are green, white and orange symbolizing India being spot on and political correct.
When is it India’s Republic Day
The Constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950. Therefore Republic Day in India is on January 26 since 1950. Today India is celebrating its 65th Republic Day.
When did India get its independence from British Rule?
India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947 from British Rule. Although India received it’s independence on the 15th of August 1947 the Republic Day constitution only came into effect on the 26th of January 1950.
How is Republic Day Celebrated in India?
Indepedence Day or Republic Day in India is usually celebrated with military parades in New Delhi at the Rajpath before the President of India. On this day, ceremonious parades take place at the Rajpath, which are performed as a tribute to India.
School children usually receive sweets at school and actively participate in Republic Day with various activities. As part of the Parades and festivals in other cities people perform cultural dances and join in the countries Republic Day and Independence.
Australia is also Celebrating Australia Day today January 26, 2014, Google chose to mark Australia Day with the “
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