26th of January mean anything to you? No?Well in India it is a special day.It is known as "Republic Day".It marks the anniversary of the date on which the Indian constitution came into effect (26 January 1950).
Our constitution was passed in 1949 but it didn't came into effect until 1949.
A Little Indian History :
The Britishers ruled our country for a long time before finally leaving it in 1947.With them they took all the money and a lot of resources and left behind chaos and disorder.Hindustan was divided into two countries Pakistan and India.Indian National Congress took over the East India Companies long reign and started re-building our country.Ever since then 26 January has been our Republic Day and it's a nation wide holiday.
There is a parade where there are groups from different communities and states showing there culture (dances etc) there are a lot of things in the parade it's hard to explain..bands..marching soldiers..tanks..motorbike stunts etc..
Every year there is a chief guest from some other country this year Obama is coming.He arrived yesterday media had a good day since they were following him where ever he was going.President Obama wasn't making the news he was the news.
During the week leading to 26th the security is so high.It takes twice the normal amount of time to get somewhere and the parade route is jam packed.
But the thing about 21st century is that every thing is about power and self gain therefore so is this parade it's just no fun anymore.
I like the past of this country but don't like how present is.
Does your country have such a day??