Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. It has been declared as the National and Gazetted Holiday all across the India in order to independently commemorate the independence of country from British Empire on 15th of August in 1947.

This year in 2017, India is celebrating its 71th Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.

Delhi, the Capital of India, is where the most important events of Independence day take place. While other states do have similar events, it is Delhi that has more importance when it comes to celebrating this day; for both cultural and historical reasons.

On the eve of the Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes an official speech known as ‘The Address to the Nation’ through his office where he speaks about the significance of the day followed by a quick mention of the events for the next day.

Kite flying has been an old tradition of Independence day in Delhi. The otherwise busy streets of Old Delhi roads, are empty and people come out with their kites to participate in the event. From rooftops to streets and parks, you’ll see the colorful kites flying playfully decorating the sky. Healthy kite battles are drawn everywhere, all you need to do in jump in with your kite.

Everyone should witness the Independence Day celebrations in Delhi atleast once in their lifetime, if not for patriotic reasons, then go to see the city, which on this day has a different kind of charm. Apart from the Red Fort, where all the major events happen, sneak into the by lanes of Delhi to see people celebrating in their own little ways, fly a kite with locals, bite into some of the special delicacies prepared by sweet shops for this day as you watch the numerous tri-colored kites take flight, and then maybe get yourself a souvenir to take home.

This year, I’ve collaborated with Daniel Wellington watches and we did a shoot at India Gate in the Capital. Find out more in the following pictures from the shoot.



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