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Republic Day 2023: History,Chief Guest List (1950-2023), Parade timing and Ticket booking

Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26th January with great pride and joy. Every Indian waits for this day. People also make preparations to celebrate Republic Day with great enthusiasm. On January 26, a glimpse of unity, integrity, and military strength is visible in the cultural diversity of the country on the Rajpath of the national capital Delhi. India’s 74th Republic Day celebrations will be held on January 26, 2023. The stunning procession that takes place annually on Republic Day is, without a doubt, the highlight of the celebration.


For your information, let us tell you that on 26 January 1950, India implemented its constitution. This is the auspicious day when India passed the constitution (rules) with independence in the interest of its country and its citizens. The constitution in which the development of India lies. There is a lot of confusion among many people about whether the 73rd Republic Day will be celebrated in the year 2023 or the 74th.


Republic Day of India: History

Although India became free on August 15, 1947, it reasserted itself as a sovereign, republican, democratic state with the passage of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. 21 Guns salute and unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded this day marking the momentous birth of the Republic of India. Subsequently, January 26th was declared a national holiday and recognized as India’s Republic Day.

Chief Guest of Republic Day 2023

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the chief guest of the Republic Day 2023 Celebration. Egyptian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent him the official invitation on October 16, 2022, by Indian Foreign Minister S.Jaishankar. On the occasion of Republic Day in India, the President of India will honor the chief guest with due respect along with a ‘Guard of Honor’. India will host the G20 summit in 2023, with Egypt as the host country. In addition, countries such as the Netherlands, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and Nigeria will be attending as guests.

Republic day 2023 theme

Jan Bhagidari or Participation of the Common People is the theme of the 74th Republic Day.

Republic Day Parade Timing 2023:

The annual flag-hoisting ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp, and the procession kicks off at about 9:30 a.m. The entire thing will take about three hours. The full dress rehearsal will take place two days before the show. The march moves along Rajpath, a five-kilometer-long thoroughfare, through India Gate and into the Red Fort.

To show national pride, the President of the United States raises the American flag. One of the main draws of the procession is the presence of delegates from all of India’s states. This year, the Delhi government will send a float during the procession commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s time spent at Gandhi Smriti before his assassination there in 1948.

Details of Republic Day 2023 Tickets:

There are approximately 32,000 tickets available for the 74th Republic Day parade on January 26.A person interested in attending this year’s Republic Day parade can do so in a few different ways. You’ll either be offered the chance to buy them or you’ll be able to do so at physical locations. All offline counters are listed in this document. Moreover, the dates for purchasing tickets will start from January 6th.


  1. Sena Bhawan (near gate no. 2)
  2. Shashtri Bhawan (near gate no. 3)
  3. Jantar Mantar (main gate)
  4. Pragati Maidan (gate no. 1)

MPs can purchase tickets at Parliament House’s reception desk.

Counter Timing: 

The counters are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Besides, Shastri Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Jamnagar House, and Sena Bhavan will extend their business hours to 7 p.m. on January 23, 24, and 25.

Tickets Price:

Reserved Seats: Reserved Seats are available at just Rs. 500. In addition, these seats are conveniently located near the stage where the main performance will take place. However, there are only a limited number of seats available, and there is fierce competition for them. Because everyone wants to see the Republic Day Parade from the best vantage point possible, the process of obtaining these allocated tickets can be extremely frustrating.


Unreserved Seats: Unreserved seat tickets range in price from 20 to 100 rupees, depending on the venue. Because the seating basis is a “first come, first serve”. So, I recommend arriving at the Parade venue as early as possible.

Step by Step to Book Tickets Online for Republic Day Parade 2023

Step 1: Go to the official website

Step 2: If you are a registered user then enter your mobile number and generate OTP.

Step 3: If you are a new user then fill in your personal details like name, date of birth, address, and phone number.

Step 4: After that, log in using your registered mobile number and OTP

Step 5: After login, the ticket booking page will open on your screen. Choose an event type (FDR-Republic Day Parade, Republic Day Parade, Rehearsal-Beating the Retreat, Beating the Retreat-FDR, Beating the Retreat Ceremony)

– Fill in your personal details like name, date of birth, address, phone number, and ID card type, and upload a photo.

Step 6: After that, proceed with payment.

Step 7: Then, download your Republic Day Parade Ticket.




  1. Expect to wait in line for an extended period, possibly even several hours.
  2. When purchasing the ticket, you must present a valid government-issued photo identity card, such as an Aadhar card or a voter identification card.
  3. Obtaining tickets may be difficult because each counter only has a limited number of tickets available, and some counters do not receive new tickets for an extended period. Make sure you’re the first person to arrive at the counter.
  4. Tickets priced at INR 500 have the least availability ,but the highest demand. As a result, if you want to get your hands on them, you should arrive early in the morning (around 8:00 a.m.).
  5. The INR 100 tickets provide an acceptable view, and there are more of them available. Use a single form of identification to purchase two separate tickets in this scenario.
  6. Tickets are easily available for twenty Indian rupees each, but the view from this location is not particularly impressive.

List of Chief Guests on Republic Day(1950-2023)

 YearGuest  with Country
1950President Sukarno ,Indonesia
1951King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah,king of Nepal
1952Invitation not sent
1953Invitation not sent
1954King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 3rd king of Bhutan
1955Governor-General Malik Ghulam Muhammad ,Pakistan
1956Chancellor of the Exchequer R. A. Butler from the United Kingdom
Chief Justice Kotaro Tanaka from Japan
1957Minister of Defence -Georgy Zhukov
1958Marshall Ye Jianying ,China
1959Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip , United Kingdom
1960President Kliment Voroshilov , USSR
1961Queen Elizabeth II , United Kingdom
1962Prime Minister Viggo Kampmann ,Denmark
1963King Norodom Sihanouk ,Combodia
1964Chief of Defence Staff Lord Louis Mountbatten , United Kingdom
1965Rana Abdul Hamid (Food and Agriculture Minister) .Pakistan
1966No invitation
1967King Mohammed Zahir Shah from Afghanistan
1968Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin from USSR
President Josip Broz Tito form SFR Yugoslavia
1969Prime Minister of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov
1970King of the Belgians Baudouin of Belgium
1971President Julius Nyerere, of Tanzania
1972Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, of Mauritius
1973President Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire
1974President Josip Broz Tito, SFR Yugoslavia
Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka
1975President Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia
1976Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, France
1977First Secretary Edward Gierek, Poland
1978President Patrick Hillery, Ireland
1979Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, Australia
1980President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, France
1981President José López Portillo, Mexico
1982Spain’s King Juan Carlos I
1983Nigerian President Shehu Shagari
1984Bhutan’s King Jigme Singye Wangchuck
1985Argentina’s President Ral Alfonsn
1986Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou
1987President Alan Garcia of Peru
1988Sri Lankan President Junius Jayewardene
1989Vietnam’s general secretary Nguyen Van Linh
1990Mauritius’s Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
1991Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
1992Portugal’s President Mário Soares
1993British Prime Minister John Major
1994Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong, Prime Minister
1995South African President Nelson Mandela
1996Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
1997Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Basdeo Panday
1998French President Jacques Chirac
1999Nepal’s King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
2000Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo
2001Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
2002Mauritius’s President Cassam Uteem
2003Iranian President Mohammed Khatami
2004Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
2005Bhutan’s King Jigme Singye Wangchuck
2006Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
2007Russian President Vladimir Putin
2008France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy
2009Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev
2010Lee Myung Bak, President of the Republic of Korea
2011Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
2012Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
2013Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the monarch of Bhutan
2014Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
2015American President Barack Obama
2017United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
2018Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah sultan of Brunei
Joko Widodo president of Indonesia
Thongloun Sisoulith, president of Laos
Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia
Najib Razak, prime minister of Malaysia
President Htin Kyaw, Myanmar
Rodrigo Roa Duterte, president of the Philippines
Halimah Yacob, president of Singapore
Prayuth Chan-ocha, prime minister of Thailand
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, president of Vietnam
2019South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
2020Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
2021UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed visit.
2022Not invited due to covid-19
2023Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Republic day 2023 speech

Ladies and gentlemen, today we gather to celebrate the 74nd Republic Day of our great nation. On this day, in 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect, marking the birth of our republic and the establishment of our democratic system of government.

As we reflect on the past 74 years, we can be proud of the progress and development that our country has achieved. We have made significant strides in fields such as technology, education, and healthcare. Our economy has grown and our people have prospered.

But as we celebrate our accomplishments, we must also acknowledge the challenges that we continue to face. The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating impact on our country and the world, causing immense suffering and loss. However, we have come together as a nation to fight this virus, and we will emerge stronger as a result.

In addition to the pandemic, we also face other challenges such as poverty, inequality, and discrimination. These are issues that have plagued our society for far too long and we must take action to address them.

As we move forward, we must remember the words of our national anthem: “Jana Gana Mana adhinayaka jay he, Bharata Bhagya Vidhata.” These words remind us that we are one nation, one people, and that our destiny is in our own hands.

We must work together to build a better India for all of its citizens. We must strive for equality, justice, and opportunity for all, regardless of caste, religion, or gender. We must protect and preserve the diversity that makes our country so rich and unique.

On this Republic Day, let us commit ourselves to building a stronger, more united, and more prosperous India. We can work together to overcome the challenges that we face, and to create a brighter future for our children and future generations. We can make this nation a true republic, one where the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

So, on this 74nd Republic Day, let us renew our commitment to building a better India for all of its citizens. Let us work together to overcome the challenges that we face, and to create a brighter future for our children and future generations.


sincerely hope the information provided here on Republic Day Parade Tickets is adequate. The procession, which concludes three days of festivities, highlights the Republic Day 2023. In addition to demonstrating its military prowess, India provides a glimpse into its rich cultural and social history. Watch the live-streaming Republic Day Parade on Doordarshan and other news channels. Moreover, the Indian military’s three branches march in front of the massive republic day parade. India’s President receives the military salute from the country’s armed forces as Commander-in-Chief.


Which Republic Day will be celebrated in 2023?

On January 26th, the 74th Republic Day will be celebrated across the country. Mother India and the tricolor are honored by raising the national flag from the Red Fort to government offices, private offices, and many other locations across the country. On Republic Day, the President of the country hoists the tricolor flag at the Rajpath of India Gate. Besides, the Republic Day Parade starts in Rajpath and heads to the Red Fort.


What’s the Republic Day 2023 theme?

Jan Bhagidari or Participation of the Common People is the theme of the 74th Republic Day.


Who will be the chief guest of Republic Day 2023?

In the year 2023, the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will attend the Republic Day parade on January 26 as the chief guest. Let us tell you that he has recently accepted the invitation to Republic Day. On the occasion of Republic Day in India, the President of India will honor the chief guest with due respect along with a ‘Guard of Honor’.

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