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Independence Day 🇺🇸

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States, also known as the Fourth of July, is a significant national holiday in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared the United States as a free and independent nation.

History of Independence Day

The history of Independence Day dates back to the American Revolutionary War, which was fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America. Tensions between the colonies and the British government had been growing for years, fueled by grievances over taxation, lack of representation, and other issues.

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Britain, and two days later, on July 4th, they adopted the Declaration of Independence. The document, primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, outlined the colonies' grievances against King George III and proclaimed their right to self-governance. It was a momentous step towards establishing a new nation based on principles of liberty, equality, and individual rights.

Independence Day was not initially recognized as a federal holiday. However, various states and local communities continued to celebrate it annually.

In 1870, Congress passed a bill to make Independence Day a federal holiday for federal employees in Washington, D.C. This was expanded to include all federal employees in 1941. The holiday was officially recognized as a federal holiday to be celebrated nationwide.

How does the USA celebrate fourth of July

Independence Day is typically celebrated with a variety of patriotic activities and traditions across the United States. These include parades, fireworks displays, barbecues, picnics, concerts, and family gatherings. The colors red, white, and blue, representing the American flag, are prominently displayed during these festivities.

Fireworks are a highlight of many Independence Day celebrations. The tradition of lighting fireworks on July 4th originated with John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers and the second President of the United States. He envisioned fireworks as a way to commemorate the anniversary of independence and inspire a sense of national unity and pride.

Overall, Independence Day is a cherished holiday that brings people together to celebrate the birth of the United States and to reaffirm their commitment to the principles upon which the nation was founded.

While the legal holiday remains on July 4, if that date happens to be on a Saturday or Sunday, then federal government employees will instead take the day off on the adjacent Friday or Monday, respectively.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Thursday Jul 4, 2024 Independence Day 🇺🇸 2 weeks from now
2025 Friday Jul 4, 2025 Independence Day 🇺🇸 1 year from now
2026 Friday Jul 3, 2026 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 2 years from now
2026 Saturday Jul 4, 2026 Independence Day 🇺🇸 2 years from now
2027 Sunday Jul 4, 2027 Independence Day 🇺🇸 3 years from now
2027 Monday Jul 5, 2027 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 3 years from now
2028 Tuesday Jul 4, 2028 Independence Day 🇺🇸 4 years from now
2029 Wednesday Jul 4, 2029 Independence Day 🇺🇸 5 years from now
2030 Thursday Jul 4, 2030 Independence Day 🇺🇸 6 years from now
2031 Friday Jul 4, 2031 Independence Day 🇺🇸 7 years from now
2032 Sunday Jul 4, 2032 Independence Day 🇺🇸 8 years from now
2032 Monday Jul 5, 2032 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 8 years from now
2033 Monday Jul 4, 2033 Independence Day 🇺🇸 9 years from now
2034 Tuesday Jul 4, 2034 Independence Day 🇺🇸 10 years from now
2035 Wednesday Jul 4, 2035 Independence Day 🇺🇸 11 years from now
2036 Friday Jul 4, 2036 Independence Day 🇺🇸 12 years from now
2037 Friday Jul 3, 2037 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 13 years from now
2037 Saturday Jul 4, 2037 Independence Day 🇺🇸 13 years from now
2038 Sunday Jul 4, 2038 Independence Day 🇺🇸 14 years from now
2038 Monday Jul 5, 2038 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 14 years from now
2039 Monday Jul 4, 2039 Independence Day 🇺🇸 15 years from now
2023 Tuesday Jul 4, 2023 Independence Day 🇺🇸 11 months ago
2022 Monday Jul 4, 2022 Independence Day 🇺🇸 1 year ago
2021 Sunday Jul 4, 2021 Independence Day 🇺🇸 2 years ago
2021 Monday Jul 5, 2021 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 2 years ago
2020 Friday Jul 3, 2020 Independence Day 🇺🇸 (Observed) 3 years ago
2020 Saturday Jul 4, 2020 Independence Day 🇺🇸 3 years ago
2019 Thursday Jul 4, 2019 Independence Day 🇺🇸 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.