Yes, you can. There are countries that do not have an Independence Day of their own but, if you are an international student in one of these countries you can most like celebrate the 15th of August without any hassle. We have curated a list of 5 such countries and how you can celebrate Indian Independence Day there.
Surprised? But isn’t it natural that the UK has no Independence Day as it has always been a superpower in the modern age? It was never under a rule that the island nation had to declare itself independent from. However, Indians in the UK joined the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign last year. You can also visit the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Centre for celebrations.
Canada celebrates Canada Day on the 1st of July every year to mark the establishment of the Dominion of Canada as a self-governing body. Though, it does not have a particular Independence Day as such. As for the 15th of August, Indian students in Canada can observe the celebrations in Greater Toronto Area or British Columbia where Indo-Canadian communities join to celebrate the day.
Though France has gone through the struggles of a great revolution it does not observe an Independence Day per se. This is because the country had broken free from its own tyrant monarch and not a foreign invader. The Indian embassy in France celebrates Independence Day and openly welcomes Indians and French citizens to be a part of the celebration. Also, the 15th of August is a National Holiday in France as it is observed as Assumption Day.
Denmark again is a nation that has not been colonised by any other country or foreign entities. Although, they do have a Constitution Day celebrated on the 05th of June to honour the formation of their country’s constitution. Despite not having an Independence Day of its own, this country does honour our National Day. The famous Danske Industries building in Copenhagen is often lit in the tricolour around the 15th of August and the Indian Embassy also calls for an open celebration on this day.
China always had a stronghold of Monarchs and a consolidated political and trade power for the longest time. For this reason, the country never faced any external invasion to declare itself independent. However, being an Indian you can celebrate the 15th of August in China with all your zeal and enthusiasm. The various Indian consulates in Beijing, Copenhagen and Shanghai organise celebrations on the occasion.
On these occasions, Indian national flags are hoisted, and the national anthem is sung. This is how we notice how the world has come closer with diverse and knitted communities living off the borders of their own lands in foreign planes and celebrating their culture and heritage there with pride.
With millions of students studying abroad and settling overseas, this intermingling of societies is becoming phenomenal. It is strengthening the bonds between nations to mark the making of a global citizenry. If you want to read more such exciting information, make sure you follow Leverage Edu News Updates.