Main articles: History of Pakistan, Pakistan Movement, and Partition of India
Independence of Pakistan was officially announced on Thursday, August 15, 1947 at 12:00 a.m. but the ceremony itself took place half an hour early on the actual day. This day is celebrated 1 day earlier in comparison to India even though the independence granted by the British Raj to both countries at midnight on 15 August 1947.  Celebrations
The Minar-e-Pakistan fully lit to commemorate the independence of Pakistan from the British Empire The change of guard ceremony takes place at various monuments throughout the country. Here the Pakistan Navy cadets salute the tomb of the father of the nation, Mohammed Ali Jinnah Students lighting candles at midnight to bring luck and hope for the future.
14 August is a National holiday of Pakistan. In the capital Islamabad and in all major cities of Pakistan the Government Offices are lit up as well as all the larger skyscrapers. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs take place in all the provincial...