Day 161- Republic Day

Today since it was Republic Day in India, we decided to stay in so Alexander could catch up on some work. Apparently on Republic Day, it is impossible to get anywhere! Several Indians we met told us that it was not a good idea to try to go out and about! 

Republic Day celebrates the Constitution of India going into effect in 1950 when they fully transitioned into an independent state! The day of January 26 was actually chosen because on this day in 1930, the the Indian National Congress declared independence in over taking dominion status offered by the British.