# What was the Day on 15th August 1947?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Friday was the day on 15th August 1947. On this day, India got independence from British Rule. Hence 15th of August is celebrated as Independence day every year. It is one of the most important dates in the history of India. Independence was solidified when the national flag was raised by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Independence day is also celebrated as a national holiday in India.

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## Day on 15th August 1947

India gained its freedom on 15th August 1947 which was a Friday. This day can be remembered, however, it can also be determined easily. To determine the day of any year, first, calculate the odd days in that year.

The total number of odd days in 1947 will be determined by finding the number of odd days in 1600 years + 300 years + 47 Years.

So, the number of odd days in 1600 years = 0;

the number of odd days in 300 years = 1

the number of odd days in 47 years = 2

whereas the number of odd days in 1947 up to 15 August is = 2.

Hence, the total number of odd days up to 15 August 1947 = 1+2+2 i.e. 5 odd days.

Therefore, the day of 15th August 1947 was Friday.

Summary:

## What was the Day on 15th August 1947?

The day on 15th August 1947 was Friday. At the midnight, India gained its independence from British rule. It is the most important day in Indian history and is also declared a holiday so all citizens can celebrate the day India got its freedom. It is also possible to calculate the day by taking into consideration the total number of odd days in the year.

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