January 26 marked the 62nd Republic Day for India this year. In celebration of this day, 75 of our classes took note with special activities and learning opportunities. The children had a great time learning more about the diverse cultural and religious heritage of India and what it means to be a Republic now and in the past.
In India, this day is filled with festivities and parades, song and plays. National flags are carried in the streets as the people come together with pride around their country and heritage. Just as in the celebrations around our Independence Day here in the United States, the Indian Republic Day celebrates India’s independence to become a truly sovereign republic (officially January 26, 1950).