Pakistan Independence Day

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2020 DateAugust 14, 2020
2021 DateAugust 14, 2021
Pakistan Independence Day

Pakistan Independence Day History

Pakistan Independence Day celebrates the birth of the nation of Pakistan. At the end of colonial rule in British India, the region was partitioned into two due to pressure from Indian Muslims who wanted a land to call their own. Thus, Pakistan and India came to be through the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Pakistan's ceremony of the shift of power from British to local occurred on this day, a day before India's.

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Pakistan Independence Day Facts

  • As of 2018, Pakistan has the 5th largest military in terms of active personnel with 653,800 members.
  • Pakistan, especifically the city of Sialkot, is world renowned for their production of quality, hand-swen footballs. Around 40% of the world's footballs as produced there, including the 2018 World Cup football, the Testar 18.
  • Pakistan is the 6th most populous country in the world.
  • The Markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. The largest of the wild goat species, the Markhor has remarkable large twisting horns that can grow as long as five feet in males. The name Markhor is thought to mean "snake eater", either because of its ability to kill snakes or the shape of its horns.

Pakistan Independence Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch this great video about Pakistan from travel vlogger Eva zu Beck.
  • Prepare Pakistani beef biryani. Go here for ingredients and directions.
  • Watch the 2013 Pakistani film Waar. It is about the fight against terrorism in Pakistan.

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