Pakistan Independence Day 2022
Pakistan Happy Independence Day 2022
Pakistan has gained independence on August 14 and India on August 15 – a planned day difference so that the British viceroy could attend the handover ceremony.
Happy Independence Day 2022
14 August 2022 (Sunday)
After a century of gradual occupation and subsequent conquest of vast areas of South Asia, the British finally relinquished control in August 1947. This is the day to promote national unity and celebrate the existence of the nation.
Pakistan was separated from India because of the efforts of the Tehreek-e-Pakistan, which sought to establish a separate state for the Muslim territories of the Indian subcontinent. In fact, Bangladesh was also a part of Pakistan which was called “East Pakistan” but soon it got separated from Pakistan and established as a newly emerging state. The rest of “West Pakistan” was soon officially renamed the “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” to reflect the religious sentiments of the nation. Interestingly, August 14, 1947 fell on the 27th day of Ramadan and that day was a holy day in the history of Islam which is called Laylatul Qadr. This coincidence reinforces the religious sentiments of Pakistan’s Independence Day.
On Independence Day, in mosques, prayers are offered at special times for the future unity and prosperity of the country. This is followed by the ‘Central Ceremony’, where patriots hoist the Pakistani flag on the Parliament building. After these ceremonies, 31-gun salutes were given in the national capital Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in all the provincial capitals. Then the national anthem is sung, Patriotic speeches are made, and many parades begin. The flag of Pakistan is hoisted on the homes of common citizens.
Both public and private buildings get well decorated and illuminated. Homes and streets are lit by candles, oil lamps and fireworks to light up the sky. Parade participants wear the national colors
green and white. Green is said to represent prosperity and white to represent peace, which is the color of the Pakistani flag.
People also visit many monuments and historical places of the country to commemorate the sacrifices and efforts of their forefathers. Those who lost their lives in the struggle for independence are especially remembered. Family and friends are also met, and gifts are exchanged.
If you are in Pakistan during the Independence Day celebrations, the celebrations you would like to attend include:
In Islamabad, the flag was hoisted with a salute of 31 cannons, with a spectacular parade passing by the Parliament House.
Guard change ceremonies at various monuments, including Allama Muhammad Iqbal and the shrine of “Founder and Supreme Guide” Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Speeches given publicly are broadcast on television or radio. I mean, if you have a translator or you understand Punjabi, it will be fun to listen to. Otherwise, you can only see the reaction of the audience and attend the accompanying events.
Visit Minar Pakistan (“Pakistan Tower”), located in Iqbal Park, Lahore. This is where the Lahore Resolution was issued in 1940 by the workers for an independent Islamic state to formally demand it. The tower was later built on the site in the 1960’s and is lit every Independence Day.
As people will be traveling to attend Independence Day celebrations and visit places of interest, there will be some congestion in the traffic. However, public transport routes remain open, although other public services are generally closed on this day. To avoid any unsafe areas you will need to pay attention to the protocol of both the Pakistani government and your country of origin, but there are many events that you can safely attend. Celebrating Independence Day in Pakistan will be an educational experience where you can absorb some Pakistani history and culture. This is going to be a journey that you will remember for a long time, but make sure you book your flight early to make sure the holiday traffic doesn’t stop you from arriving on time.