India celebrates Independence Day as a day to honour its founding fathers and those who struggled for India's independence in the past.

On the evening before Independence Day, the president gives the "Address to the Nation." India's prime minister raises the national flag and delivers a speech in Old Dehli's Red Fort.

Most people hang out with their loved ones or close friends during the day.

Kite flying is a pastime that represents Independence Day. Numerous kites are flown from roofs and fields into the sky to represent India's free spirit.

People are reminded of the significance of this event, which signalled the beginning of a new age of freedom from the British colonialism that lasted more than 200 years in India.

Another significant Independence Day icon in India is the  Red Fort in Dehli.