Before discussing what we can expect on 23rd March 2018, first, we need to know what happened on this day in 1940.
The decision to fight for an independent nation for Muslims was taken on 23rd March 1940. On this day, 78 years ago Maulana Fazlul Haq from Bengal declared the Lahore Resolution or Pakistan Resolution saying, “…the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute ‘Independent States’ in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.”
What to Expect on 23rd March 2018?
Considering the history
We can expect fireworks in the sky above Minar-e-Pakistan as soon as the clock hits midnight.
Then in the morning 31 gun salute is given in Islamabad, the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals of Pakistan.
Parade on 23rd March is the most anticipated event of the day. It is conducted at the Shakarpariyan’s parade ground in Islamabad. While some have the privilege of watching it live from the stadium, almost the whole of Pakistan watch it on television or internet. Last year there was the special participation of Peoples Liberation Army China’s Tri-Services, Saudi Special Force’s commissions and Turkish Jannisary Military group in the parade.
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Then, as usual, the civil groups display their floats showing the developments & achievements of the country.
The media celebrates 23rd March by playing patriotic songs, wearing green & white colored shirts, and sometimes playing short patriotic telefilms to take people back in history. The day is celebrated with as much zeal, passion, and excitement as 14th August.
Expect different concerts, events & happenings as the day approaches.
23rd March is a public holiday in Pakistan because the day has huge significance in the past, present and future of Pakistan.