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Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 every year to remember the day when the Constitution of India came into effect. India was ruled by the British for over 200 years. India gained independence from the rule of the British Raj after a very long freedom struggle. Though India got its independence on August 14th, 1947, the constitution came into effect on January 26th, 1950.

26 January was chosen as the date for Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.

Republic Day is celebrated all over India with a lot of enthusiasm. The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India. Magnificent parades are organized by regiments of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, police, and paramilitary forces at Rajpath. All the states of India showcase their culture, uniqueness by building beautiful tableaus during the parade. There are air shows by Air Force, and much more to commemorate this day. On this day, ceremonious parades take place at the Rajpath, which are performed as a tribute to India; its unity in diversity and rich cultural heritage.