Pakistan Independence Day

On 71st Independence Day of Pakistan, Google celebrated it by showing animated Pakistan Flag Doodle on the Search page.

Independence Day (Urdu: یوم آزادی‎; Yaum-e Āzādī), observed annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan. It commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement, which aimed for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the north-western regions of South Asia via partition. The movement was led by the All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The event was brought forth by the Indian Independence Act 1947 under which the British Raj gave independence to the Dominion of Pakistan which comprised West Pakistan (present-day Pakistan) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). In the Islamic calendar, the day of independence coincided with Ramadan 27, the eve of which, being Laylat al-Qadr, is regarded as sacred by Muslims.

The main Independence Day ceremony takes place in Islamabad, where the national flag is hoisted at the Presidential and Parliament buildings. It is followed by the national anthem and live televised speeches by leaders. Usual celebratory events and festivities for the day include flag-raising ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and the playing of patriotic songs. A number of award ceremonies are often held on this day, and Pakistanis hoist the national flag atop their homes or display it prominently on their vehicles and attire. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Independence Day is observed every year on 14th August in Pakistan. Recalling the historical day of 14th August 1947, when Pakistan was declared as an independent state in the world, following the end of British Raj.

This was all made possible by struggles of Muslims living in the region. They run a movement called Pakistan Movement in the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah aiming for an independent Muslim state.  After years of a hard time, there came a day when Pakistan appeared as an independent state on the map of the world.

Pakistan Independence Day is a national holiday Pakistan. The day is celebrated by raising Pakistan National Flag on all important buildings in the country and even on houses.

This year Google featuring the doodle regarding Independence Day featuring National Monument of Pakistan.

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