India celebrated 71 years of Independence this week. To celebrate this milestone, here are some facts about the country.

India celebrated 71 years of Independence this week. To celebrate this milestone, here are some facts about the country.

1: India has the largest democracy

2: The Indian flag has three colours. The saffron represents courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry.

3: Did you know that India has around 150,000 post offices, making it one of the largest postal network in the world.

4: If you visiting India, you must try their tea (chai). They are the world’s largest tea producer, and tea is its most popular beverage.

5: Ever heard people saying that it monsoon season in India? Well, India experiences 6 seasons. summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon.

6: India produces 70% of the world's spices and has maany varients.

7: The country has 22 officially recognised languages and almost 2000 dialects. The official language is Hindi, popular in Bollywood movies.

8: Eating etiquette:  No food should be wasted, locals eat with their right hand. The women of the house only eat after everyone else is finished.