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Independence Day of Pakistan
یوم آزادی
Independence Day of Pakistan یوم آزادی
The flag of Pakistan hoisted at the mount of the Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.
Official name Independence Day of Pakistan
Also called Youm-e-Azaadi
Observed by  Pakistan
Type National holiday
Significance Commemorates the independence of Pakistan
Date 14 August
Celebrations Flag hoisting, parades, award ceremonies, singing patriotic songs and the national anthem, speeches by the president and prime minister, entertainment and cultural programs

Independence Day (Urdu: یوم آزادی; Youm-e-Azadi), observed annually on 14 August, is a National holiday in Pakistan, commemorating 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; the Pakistan Movement aimed for creation of an independent Muslim state by partition of the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent and was led by All-India Muslim League under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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.

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