Welcome to all Pakistani peoples to know about the Independence Day Pakistan. It is most important to know all Pakistani peoples how to celebrate their Independence day. National day or Independence Day is Pakistan’s celebrated annually on 14th August. On this day in 1947, Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic republic when it gained independence from British rule. Independence Day is an official holiday in Pakistan on August 14. All governmental, non-governmental offices, organizations, educational institutions, post offices, and major markets are closed. Public transport remains unavailable on all major routes. Traffic congestion is common due to Independence Day parades.
How is Pakistani Independence Day Celebrated
Every year Pakistani peoples celebrate this day with due respect. This day is an occasion to promote patriotism and national unity and is observed in much the same way as Pakistan Day. The day will start with a 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute at the provincial capitals. In Islamabad, at 9:59 am a siren will be sounded and the traffic will come to a standstill for one minute. Then the president will raise the national flag accompanied by the national anthem. The president will then address the nation on the occasion. The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan address the nation in live telecasts. Government officials, political leaders and celebrities deliver messages or speeches during rallies, ceremonies and events, highlighting Pakistani achievements, goals set for the future, and praise the sacrifices and efforts of national heroes. Government buildings including the Parliament House, Supreme Court, President House and Prime Minister’s Secretariat are decorated and illuminated with lights and bright colors.