Independence Day (in lieu) in Guam in 2020

  How long until Independence Day (in lieu)?
This holiday next takes place in 136 days.
  Dates of Independence Day (in lieu) in Guam
2022 Guam Mon, Jul 4 Public Holiday
2021 Jul 4, Jul 5
GuamMon, Jul 5Public Holiday (in lieu)
GuamSun, Jul 4Public Holiday
2020 Jul 3, Jul 4
GuamSat, Jul 4Public Holiday
GuamFri, Jul 3Public Holiday (in lieu)
2019 Guam Thu, Jul 4 Public Holiday
  Summary
As July 4 falls on a Saturday in 2020, Friday July 3, 2020 will be a public holiday
  Independence Day (in lieu) in other countries
Independence Day (in lieu) internationally
  Which regions observe USA Independence Day in 2020?
  GuamJul 3Public Holiday (in lieu)
  GuamJul 4Public Holiday

When is US Independence Day?

This nation 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 be closed and there will be no mail deliveries on Independence Day

History of US Independence Day

On July 4th 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 it celebrated?

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

Celebrate the Fourth of July with your Hue lights!

Did you know?

Three facts about Independence Day (in lieu)

There is a 49 percent chance that the beans on an American plate for a Fourth of July picnic came from North Dakota or Michigan.

John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress, signed the declaration first but his signature was so large it left little room for the others. The term "John Hancock" is still used as a slang term for a signature in the US today.

A note written upside down on the back of the Declaration of Independence document reads: "Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776." Who wrote the note is unknown, though it is thought to have been used as a label.

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