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USA Independence Day

USA Public Holidays On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate their country’s birthday

Independence Day in the U.S. is celebrated on fouth of July
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When is USA Independence Day?

How long until Independence Day ?
This holiday next takes place in 202 Days.
What date is Independence Day ?
Year Weekday Date
2019 Thursday July 4th
2018 Wednesday July 4th
2017 Tuesday July 4th
2016 Monday July 4th
2015 Friday July 3rd
2014 Friday July 4th
Duration
1 Day
Summary
On July 4 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England
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This national holiday is celebrated on the Fourth of July. If Independence Day falls on a weekend, then the previous Friday or following Monday will be a holiday.

As this is a Federal holiday, not only will schools and libraries be closed. Most federal and state offices will also be closed and there will be no mail deliveries on Independence Day.

History of USA Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England by signing the Declaration of Independence.

While the signing of the Declaration itself was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday is seen as the official anniversary of U.S. independence.

Although Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of independence in 1777 with spontaneous celebrations in the streets of Philadelphia, the first recorded use of the name "Independence Day" wasn't until 1791 and Independence Day celebrations only became common after the War of 1812.

By the 1870’s, Independence Day had become the most important secular holiday on the American calendar and has transformed into what is known as the 4th of July today.

In 1870, The U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees, though it wasn't until 1941 that Congress declared Independence Day to be a paid federal holiday.

How is USA Independence Day celebrated?

This Independence Day, there will be parades, barbecues, picnics and fireworks throughout the country.

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