Taking place on August 15th every year, Indian Independence Day commemorates the end of three century -long British rule over India. Indian Independence Day is typically celebrated by Indian around Australia by attending ceremonies conducted by Indian consulate around different states in Australia, where families get together, sing the national anthem and pay respect to the national flag. Unlike in India, Indian independence falls in the middle of winters in Australia and produces different activities of celebration, including fireworks.
Whether you’re a visitor, new comer to the great land Down Under (or an Aussie traveler), there are many ways to celebrate Indian Independence Day besides the traditional flag Hosting ceremony and crowd gathering events, no matter where you might be travelling on the big day or corresponding weekend.
Independence Day is celebrated with joy and pride in the Indian community and there isn’t no hard and fast rule on how to celebrate the day. But it is always great if you feel like participating any way you can ,be it taking the day off to relax ,picnic out door or partying it up. Think of it much like Australian day and try out some out of the box ideas to celebrate your Indian Independence Day in Australia the Aussie way.
-Having Indian flags on your cars on the day would show how you love your country of birth even while you are in Australia.
-Setting the social media scene by depicting Indian flags on your cover photo and profile.
-Watch on YouTube- 68th Independence Day Celebrations – PM’s address to the Nation – LIVE from the Red Fort.
Here is what is happening around Australia during Indian Independence day weekend.
India Australia Friendship fair 2014 United Indian association would be celebrating Indian Independence day at Blacktown International sports park,eastern road Blacktown ,all day on Sunday 17th August 2014.
India Day Dinner Function 2014 Council of Indian Australians would be Celebrate India’s Independence Day this Friday, August 15, 6.30pm to 11pm at the Castle Grand, corner Pennant and Castle streets, Castle Hill.
Bollywood Club presents Independence day party 9.30 pm onwards this Friday ,August 15 at MIIND Night club,169 Oxford street Darlinghurst.
Consulate General of India in Sydney celebrating Indian Independence day on 15th August 2014 at 8:30hrs in Sydney CBD.
A flag-hoisting ceremony conducted by Indian consulate of Melbourne will be held at 8 Landale Road Toorak, Vic-3142 on Friday 15th August from 9.30hrs to 10.30hrs.
LAHARI – A grand confluence of classical Indian music and dance in Melbourne on 17th August 2014
Indian Independence will be celebrated organised by IAAC at Weston Neighbourhood Hall 6 Gritten Street Weston ACT2611 on Sunday 17th August from – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Indian Australian Association of South Australia (IAASA) Presents Independence Day Celebrations in Adelaide on 16th August 2014 at Dom Polaski Centre, 232 Angas Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
On Sunday, 10 August, GOPIO Queensland will be celebrating the Indian Independence with a grand India Day Fair 2014 event at the Roma Street Parkland’s amphi-theatre.
ISWA proudlypresents NAVRANG – Colours of India (An evening full of Indian Classic, Folk and Bollywood Dances) on the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India,on saturday 23rd August at 4:30pm for a 5pm start.