Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15th August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British India was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan; the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to religious violence. On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the incumbent Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation.The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. This is a national holiday. This year 72nd indian independence day is celebrated on 15th August 2018, Wednesday. People celebrate "Happy Independence Day 2018 " all over the country by hoisting flags and sharing sweets with friends and neighbours. We have collected 75+ best pictures to share on social media and to use as WhatsApp DP Picture, Facebook Post etc. Let's celebrate freedom. Happy Independence Day!