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August 15

Celebrating Independence Day — how many of us know?

Most of us celebrate Independence Day, August 14, as if by habit, which is not a bad thing in itself. However, very few actually ask themselves a couple of  rather important questions: "Why are we celebrating Independence Day? And what exactly are we celebrating?" What are we celebrating Independence from in 2015 and how has being an independent state for 68 years impacted the lives of its citizens?