Flag hoisting is a ceremonial activity that is often carried out on special occasions like Independence Day and Republic Day. Though both these occasions are of national importance, there is a big difference between the two.
|Independence Day||Republic Day|
|Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August||Republic Day is celebrated annually on 26 January|
|Independence Day is the day when India became independent from British rule i.e. on 15 August 1947.||Republic Day is the day when the Constitution of India came into effect. The Constitution of India took effect on 26 January 1950.|
|The Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site of Red Fort in Delhi on 15 August.||The President of India unfurls the national flag at the ceremonial event in New Delhi.|
|The flag is hoisted from bottom to top on Independence Day, but it doesn’t touch the ground. In English, it is called a hoist.||On Republic Day, the flag is flown aloft and then unfurled. The flag is not taken down during this ceremony, but is simply released.|
Independence Day commemorates the day when India became a sovereign and independent nation. On this day, the national flag is hoisted as a symbol of freedom and pride. The occasion is also marked by patriotic speeches and rallies.
Republic Day, on the other hand, celebrates the adoption of the Constitution of India. On this day, the national flag is hoisted to signify the country’s commitment to the principles of democracy. The day is also observed as a national holiday.
Both days are extremely important in the history of India and are celebrated with great patriotism and enthusiasm every year. The flag is an important national symbol of India and it is flown with pride on many occasions.