When someone says 15th August, what comes in your mind first? Of course, Independence Day. It is same with anyone who is Indian, whether the person lives in India or is a non residential Indian in any country. 15th August brings the memory of all that we have read, heard or learnt about the freedom struggle and the patriotism.
But what does 15th August mean to people in other countries? Let us see what is the importance of this day in other countries.
15th August for France
On this day, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was born. He was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.
15th August for Japan
During World War II, after United States dropped atomic bomb over Japanese city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrendered from the World War on this day 1945. The bomb had shaken the whole country and Japan was forced to quit its participation from the deadly war.
15th August for Republic of Congo
The Central African country Republic of Congo, also called Congo-Brazzaville got freedom from the rule of France. On 15th August 1960 French Congo was declared independent and since then, it is called Republic of Congo.
15th August for South Africa
On this day, Nelson Mandela had delivered a world famous speech in Johannesburg. This was the first speech of him after he was released from prison where he spent 27 years of his life. The first President of Democratic South Africa remembered the apartheid, Nazism, fascism, discrimination and racism evils which the blacks had been going through in his speech.