India is a land of varieties of cultures and traditions. It has been the country known for its rich history of how it gets independence. Celebrating its 74th year of independence, India has several unknown facts about Indian independence. These astonishing facts would make you surprised to know about our nation. Check out the following surprising facts of Indian independence.

THE INDIAN FLAG HOISTING: We all are under the impression that the Indian flag was first hoisted on Aug 15th, 1947. But that isn’t the fact. Our National flag is said to be first hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Parsee Bagan Square – Green Park in Calcutta.

OTHER COUNTRIES CELEBRATION INDEPENDENCE DAY ON AUG 15th: Not only India celebrates Independence Day on Aug 15th, but also 5 other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, Bahrain, Liechtenstein and the Republic of Congo.

THE NAME OF THE NATION: Most of you might know this but still you should know it in detail. The name of the nation is derived from River Indus which was the home of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is considered to be one of the first civilizations. Meanwhile, the name of the nation in Sanskrit is Bhartiya Ganarjya.

THE DAY OF INDEPENDENCE: Lord Mountbatten insisted the Independence day to be on August 15 because this day is also commemorated as the British allied force victory over Japan during World War II.

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF OUR NATION: The true fact of our national anthem would make you feel surprised. The Indian National Anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore was actually to pay homage to King George V.

INDIAN FLAG MAKER: There are several adaptations for our flag. But it was Mahatma Gandhi who came up with the design of the Indian flag. However, it was Pingali Venkavya, a freedom fighter who came up with the idea of our national flag.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU AS A TRENDSETTER: Well, Jawaharlal Nehru was pictured in Vogue Magazine wearing his traditional coat and so his single-breasted jacket turned out to be a Fashion trend in the West. This is amazing, right?