Show your patriotism on Independence Day with an impactful poster from Canva

Celebrate the spirit of freedom on this Independence Day with an inspiring and meaningful poster from Canva

Independence day posters

Pay tribute to real-life heroes and celebrate our nation’s freedom on August 15

“At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” These are the words of  India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s from his famous speech ‘Tryst with Destiny’ which he delivered on the midnight of 14th August 1947. On our 71st Independence Day, let’s revive the spirit of patriotism and salute the brave souls of India. Vande Matram!

On this joyous day, why not try a new way to express your love for India with a creative poster? Even with little to no design experience, it’s amazingly simple to create a poster in Canva thanks to our wide selection of layouts specially designed for the occasion by professional artists. With simple, drag-and-drop tools, you can personalize a layout as much or as little as needed. In a few minutes, you will have a powerful, message-driven poster perfect for a school competition, online post, or offline campaign.

Make an Independence Day poster online in only a few clicks

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your poster designs for Independence Day.
  2. Choose from our library, hundreds of professionally designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your pictures, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Create your own unique poster design

As well as choosing from our library of hundreds of beautiful layouts, you can create your own! Simply choose a blank layout to get started then add background or design elements to create a unique poster design! Save your unique layout in Canva to use it again and again. Next time, simply duplicate the file and start designing your poster

Give your poster a unique look by uploading your own images

Posters are a visual art form so make sure you have a powerful image to accompany your poster design. With Canva’s impressive media library, filled with over a million professionally-curated photos, vectors and illustrations, it’s easy to find a stand-out photo that captures your message. Browse through various categories or use the search bar to find Independence Day-centric imagery. Many of these images are also free, while premium images are all priced at just $1.

Already have the perfect photo saved? You can easily upload any JPEG, PNG or SVG file from your computer and into Canva to use on your design, for free. Once uploaded, your photos are automatically saved in your Uploads folder and can be used in other designs.

Print your Independence day poster and share it on your social media platform

After creating your customized Independence Day poster, you have the option to share it directly on various social media platforms. All you have to do is click on the Share button present on the editor toolbar. From there you can share on Twitter or Facebook, share as a link, or embed on the web. You can also download your poster in image format to share via email or messaging app such as Whatsapp, viber etc.

Are you planning to run an offline campaign for Independence day? Any design you create in Canva can be downloaded and printed in stunning resolution. Simply click on the download button and choose the PDF-Print option, this saves your design at 300 DPI (dots per inch), which is professional print quality.


Designing your poster in Canva is absolutely free! Our collection of  Independence day layouts, created by a team of awesome designers, is absolutely free to use. If you use your own images in your poster design, the entire process is free. You can also choose from our library of over 1 million images, graphics and illustrations. Many of these images are also free, while the rest are all priced at just $1.

Yes! With Canva, you can design posters in collaboration with your friends. All you have to do is click on the Share button and tick the box next to ‘Share/email as an editable design’. This will give them access to edit your design in their personal Canva account.

If you’ve used paid elements from Canva’s library to create your poster, you can print it up to 2000 times. If you’re sharing your poster online, you can use it as marketing material on various websites as many times as you like. If you have used your own images or our free elements, you can print it or use it online as many times as you want.