On Friday, 14th August 2020 there will be a holiday in Pakistan as the country celebrates the anniversary of the country’s 73rd Independence Day. Even though this year’s independence is amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, people are still excited and passionate about the day, as it approaches.
Children can be seen displaying their enthusiasm, and passion to celebrate their independence day. Paper flags, patches, paper caps, and large flags are beings sold in the local markets as well as by small street vendors.
As per a customer, “Despite the lockdown imposed in the country, we love to celebrate the independence day with full enthusiasm. It is everyone’s patriotism especially the children who want to buy things for the 14th August celebrations.”
Pakistan got independence from the subcontinent on 14th August 1947. It was under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and the sacrifices of Muslims that Pakistan came into being. The day is also memorable as it was the 27th Ramadan in the Islamic calendar, the day sacred to Muslims for being Laylat al-Qadr.
While the country has been lockdown for months, finally there is an event in which you can feel the nation back on track, displaying its excitement and patriotic zeal.