Is this 76th or 77th Independence Day? Clear your confusion here

Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Brajesh

15th August 1947, a date to remember as our country got freedom from the hands of Britishers on this day and thus marking its place in the history books as Independence Day for India. we are going to celebrate once again our Independence Day on this 15th August with full patriotism in our heart and soul.

Is this 76th or 77th Independence Day?

Now many people while celebrating Independence Day gets confused that which Independence Day they are celebrating this year. If your are also confused whether this is 76th or 77th Independence Day ? then this is the right article for you.

Understand the Logic behind , 76th or 77th Independence Day

To avoid any confusion, Is this 76th or 77th Independence Day? you need to note 2 terms,

  • Anniversary of Independence,
  • Independence Day

Anniversary of Independence

As you know India got freedom on 15th August 1947, and on completion of 1 year of Independence i.e. on 15th August 1948, India celebrated 1st Anniversary of Independence, Second Anniversary was in 1949 and so on. Hence if you want to know the anniversary of Independence you need to substract the current year with 1947, so for 2023 India will celebrate 76 Anniversary of Independence (2023-1947)

Independence Day

India’s first Independence Day was on 15th August 1947, second Independence Day was 15th August 1948 which is actually 1st anniversary of Independence , so Independence Day is 1 more than Anniversary of Independence.

As we are celebration 76th Anniversary of Independence , hence it is the 77th Independence Day for our country INDIA

Year 2023

Several activities and function were scheduled for 77th Independence Day which is going to be held on 15th August 2023. This year theme will be “Nation First, Always First” under the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” occasion.

Prime Minister Nagendra Modi will address the nation on 15th August from Red Fort and will also hoist the flag like every year.

1800 people along with their spouses were invited to witness the historical occasion from Red Fort.

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