Independence Day, in India, is a national holiday celebrated on August 15 every year. Independence Day marks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also marks the anniversary of the partition of the two countries of the subcontinent, India and Pakistan, which took place at midnight on August 14-15, 1947. (Independence Day is celebrated on August 14 in Pakistan.) Independence Day is celebrated on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in India.