August 14, 2015
Today we are celebrating Independence Day of Pakistan.
This is a national holiday which is celebrated annually in Pakistan to celebrate when Pakistan became independent from the British Raj in 1947. Every year Independence Day is celebrated with eating abundant amounts of traditional Pakistani foods and at Royal Nawaab Manchester we have plenty.
The British Raj is the term to describe the rule of Great Britain over most of the Indian subcontinent.
From 1858 to 1947 Great Britain had control over India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. During this time they also had limited control over Aden, Burma and even Singapore as well as other provinces and territories.
Pakistan’s independence from the control of the British Empire has been associated to the work of The Pakistan Movement who fought for Pakistan to be a separate state.
Talks to separate many of the British Raj states away from the British Empire were discussed before the eruption of WW2.
In the 1930s four areas of North-West India (Sindh, Afghania, Balochistan and Punjab) planned to separate from the empire and the name ‘Pakistan’ was proposed for the name of their new country.
Fourteenth of August 1947 was the day chosen to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day (the day prior to India’s Independence Day on fifteenth of August).
As a Pakistani restaurant we are celebrating Independence Day too. If you’re looking for a Pakistani restaurant in Manchester to join in on the celebration, come to Royal Nawaab today.