Independence Day India Images: India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on 15th August 2016, on Monday. On this day in 1947. India got Independence from British colonialism. India got Independence from the British rule just because of Our greatest Freedom fighters.On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. The day is celebrated with great fervour across every state of the country, with the capital city Delhi becoming the hub of all celebrations. India’s Independence Day celebrations officially take place at the Red Fort. 15th August is the most Important day for all the Indians.