Republic Day 2019: Happy Republic Day! India will celebrate its 70th Republic Day on Saturday, that is January 26. Each year on January 26, the Indian Republic celebrates Republic Day with great fervour and zeal. Every January 26 in New Delhi, the President’s Bodyguard, a 200-strong cavalry unit — draped in fine red coats, golden sashes and resplendent turbans — escort the president to the stage at the Republic Day parade and give the order for the national anthem to begin. Attended by world leaders and beamed across the nation of 1.25 billion, the Republic Day parade in New Delhi showcases India’s military might and is the premier state event of the year. To celebrate India’s remarkable story, the 70th Republic Day celebrations will see several ‘firsts’.