Five Countries Celebrating Independence Day On 15 August

Five Countries Celebrating Independence Day On 15 August

India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on 15th August, but only some of us knew that there are other five countries in the world that also celebrate their Independence Day on 15th August. Countries celebrating Independence Day on 15th August are North Korea, South Korea, Congo, Bahrain, and Liechtenstein.

1. India

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India celebrates its Independence Day annually on 15th August commemorating its independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947. It’s not only the only nation in the world which celebrates its Independence day on 15th August.

2. South and North Korea

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South Korea and North Korea were liberated from Japanese colonization on August 15, 1945, 74 years ago. They are celebrating their 75th Independence Day this year. Gwangbokjeol (meaning Time of the Restoration of Light) is one of the festivals celebrated both in South and North Korea.

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3. The Republic of Congo

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The Republic of Congo is a Central African country that gained independence on 15 August 1960 from France. This year congo will be celebrating its 60th Independence Day.

4. Liechtenstein

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The European country Liechtenstein also gained independence on 15 August from German rule. It is one of the sixth smallest countries of the world which celebrates its Independence Day with a Catholic mass and free drinks and sandwiches at the prince castle.

5. Bahrain

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Bahrain, the ancient land of the Dilmun civilization gained independence from the British government on 14 August 1971. Thus Bahrain declared its independence day on 15 August. The residents of Bahrain refused to celebrate Independence Day given by the British government and the day of the coronation of the country’s former emperor Salman Al Khalifa was declared to be December 16 as Independence Day. Bahrain has been ruled by various empires like Arabs and Portugal, and later it became a British protectorate in the 19th century.

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