Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is annually held on August 14, celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947.
Pakistan’s Independence Day also pays homage to people who devoted their lives for Pakistan’s freedom movement and made sacrifices to attain Pakistan’s independence. A change of guard takes place at national monuments, including the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal, who was a poet, philosopher, and politician, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who is considered by many as Pakistan’s founder and Quaid-i-Azam (supreme leader).
People all over Pakistan celebrate Independence Day with patriotic zest. Many people who attend the Independence Day parades dress up in green and white, which are the Pakistani flag’s colors. People visit national monuments and places of national significance to celebrate Independence Day.
With the beginning of the month August special shops and stalls are set up across the country selling national flags, banners, posters, buntings, pictures of national heroes and many other celebratory items. Homes, private buildings, vehicles as well as street and roads are decorated with buntings and flags. Several organizations, government departments and educational institutions organize sports competitions, seminars, social and cultural activities leading up to Independence Day.
There are many patriotic songs that have become the part of the celebration like Dil Dil Pakistan, Hai jazba e Junoon and many others. All these works narrate true story of the Pakistan movement and Independence with different aspects.