Beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border is the main highlight during Republic day every year. Unfortunately, this year the ceremony won’t take place.
According to BSF sources, the flag-lowering ceremony will be performed on daily timings. However, no visitor is allowed to view the beating retreat ceremony.
No joint or coordinated parade this year at Attari border on Republic Day. No public will be allowed due to #COVID19 restrictions. India will conduct flag-lowering as per daily schedule: BSF Sources
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2021
However, on Independence day, the ceremony took place at Attari-Wagah Border but spectators were not allowed then as well.
Beating retreat ceremony is India’s old tradition performed by the soldiers of Border Security Force on the Wagah-Border. It is a formal ending of the celebration of Republic Day during which the flag is lowered down before the sunset.