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Republic Day 2024: A Guide to Celebrations & Tickets

Indian Independence  •  25 Jan, 2024  •  25,313 Views  •  ⭐ 3.1

Written by Shivani Chourasia

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As Republic Day approaches, the entire nation is gearing up to celebrate with immense passion and excitement. The capital city of Delhi is all set to host the grand regimental parades at Rajpath, featuring the Indian army, navy, air force, police, and various paramilitary forces. The Air Force is ready to dazzle the audience with its extraordinary tableaux and sky shows, each representing the unique spirit of India's diverse states. The festivities of Republic Day will reach their climax with the Beating Retreat ceremony, scheduled to take place at Vijay Chowk on January 29, 2024. This event will feature musical performances by defence forces personnel, showcasing their talent in playing various musical instruments. Those looking forward to experiencing the grandeur of the Republic Day parade should be aware of important details like the time, venue, ticket pricing, and other relevant information.


India's 75th Republic Day

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On January 26, India will mark its 75th Republic Day with a grand parade at Kartavya Path in New Delhi. This year, the parade will have the honour of hosting France's President Emmanuel Macron as the chief guest. The parade will also witness a unique French contingent, inclusive of members of Indian and Nepali origin, marching alongside. Additionally, a French refuelling aircraft and two French Rafale jets will participate in the parade, adding to the event's grandeur. This has generated immense excitement among thousands who are eagerly waiting to witness the celebrations up close.

Republic Day 2024: Parade Schedule

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The grand parade on Republic Day is set to commence at 10:30 am on January 26. The procession will make its way from Vijay Chowk to Kartavya Path. The venue is prepared to accommodate around 77,000 spectators, with 42,000 seats specifically allocated for the general public.



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Theme for Republic Day 2024

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Reflecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, the themes "Viksit Bharat" and "Bharat - Loktantra ki Matruka" have been chosen for this year's Republic Day. These themes underscore India's defining characteristics as a nation that champions democracy.

Beating Retreat

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The Republic Day celebrations will conclude with the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29, 2024, at Vijay Chowk. This ceremony will be a testament to the musical skills of the defence forces, who will perform using a variety of musical instruments, bringing the celebrations to a melodious and patriotic end.

Distinguished Guest of Honor for 2024

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The Republic Day celebrations this year are distinguished by the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron as the chief guest. President Macron's visit starts on January 25 at Jaipur airport, followed by tours of Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal, and a meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Jaipur. Later, he will proceed to Delhi. On January 26, President Macron will attend the Republic Day Parade as the Chief Guest and later join the 'At Home' Reception hosted by the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan.



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Republic Day 2024: Ticket Purchase Guide

Republic Day Parade 2024: How to book tickets online, offline and much more
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For those interested in attending the parade, tickets are available in different categories: ₹500 for reserved seats, ₹100 for unreserved seats, and ₹20 for unreserved seats offering a limited view. Here are the detailed steps to acquire your tickets both online and offline.

Online Ticket Booking Process

  1. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Defence.
  2. To begin the process, input your details like name, email, and mobile number for sign-up or log-in. Confirm your identity with a One-time password (OTP) sent to your mobile.
  3. From the available options in the dropdown menu, select the event you wish to attend: FDR Republic Day Parade, Republic Day Parade, or the Beating Retreat ceremony.
  4. Fill in the necessary information for each attendee, including name, address, age, and gender, and attach a photo ID for verification.
  5. Decide on the type and quantity of tickets you need.
  6. Complete your purchase using various payment methods such as wallets, debit cards, credit cards, online banking, or UPI. A confirmation email and SMS containing your booking details and a QR code will be sent upon successful payment.
  7. Remember to download, print your e-ticket, and bring it along with your original photo ID on the day of the event.

Offline Ticket Purchase Method


Alternatively, tickets are available at specified counters throughout Delhi. These counters are open from 10 am to 5 pm on regular working days and from 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays and public holidays. Ensure to carry your original photo ID and a photocopy when purchasing tickets.

In anticipation of the Republic Day celebrations, extensive security measures have been implemented across Delhi. This year's parade will prominently feature themes centred around women's empowerment, namely 'Viksit Bharat' and 'Bharat-Loktantra ki Matruka'.


As India gears up to celebrate its 75th Republic Day, the nation is imbued with a sense of pride and patriotism. The capital, Delhi, is ready to host an array of spectacular events, from the grand parade featuring a diverse military showcase to the majestic Beating Retreat ceremony—the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron as the chief guest adds international significance to the celebrations. With comprehensive guidelines for ticket purchases and robust security in place, the 2024 Republic Day promises to be a memorable event, encapsulating the spirit of unity, democracy, and cultural diversity that defines India. It's a day to rejoice in our national identity and reflect on the strides we've made as a nation.

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