Pakistani Independence day comes a day before its Indian equivalent. The British Rule (also known as the British Raj) ended on on 14th August midnight and the Indian subcontinent was divided into India and Pakistan (which later divided into Pakistan to the west and Bangladesh to the east).
India attained independence from the British at the "midnight hour" ending almost a 100 years of the British Raj (or rule) in the subcontinent.
South Korea attained independence from Japan on the 15th of August 1945.
The Republic of Congo gained independence from France on the 15th of August 1960.
Hari Kemerdekaan, also known as Tujuhbelasan, marks Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence in 1945. The 17th of August was declared as a national holiday by President Sukarno in 1953.
After becoming an autonomous republic within the French Community, Gabon gained full independence from France on 17th August 1960.
The National Independence Day is celebrated on 19th August in Afghanistan. It honours the Anglo-Afghan Treaty signed on the 8th of August 1919 in Rawalpindi (formerly in India and now in Pakistan).
Day of Restoration of Independence is celebrated in Estonia marking an end of Soviet rule on 20th August 1991.
The Ukrainian parliament adopted the Act of Independence from the USSR on 24th August 1991. The day marks the proclamation of independence by the country.
Celebrated as Independence Day in Uruguay, 25th August is a national holiday in the country.
Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union on 27th August 1991. It was earlier known as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Celebrated on the 31st of August, Hari Merdeka, also known as Hari Kebangsaan, is the official independence day of the Federation of Malaya from the British.
The day marks the declaration of independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union. A democratic government was established and the country became a nation state called the republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962.