5 Nations Celebrating Independence Day Alongside India

India is set to mark its 77th Independence Day on August 15 this year.

Five Other Nation

Interestingly, there are five other nations that also commemorate their independence day on the same date as India.

North Korea

Back on August 15, 1945, the Korean peninsula achieved liberation from Japan with support from US and Soviet Forces.

South Korea

Following their liberation from Japanese forces, distinct independent governments emerged in Korea.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

On August 15, 1960, the nation achieved complete freedom from France.


The world's sixth smallest country obtained its independence from Germany on August 15, 1866.


On August 15, 1971, the nation attained independence from the United Kingdom.

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