US Independence Day in Puerto Rico in 2020

  How long until US Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 352 days.
  Dates of US Independence Day in Puerto Rico
2021Puerto Rico Sun, Jul 4National Holiday
2020Puerto Rico Sat, Jul 4National Holiday
2019Puerto Rico Thu, Jul 4National Holiday
2018Puerto Rico Wed, Jul 4National Holiday
2017Puerto Rico Tue, Jul 4National Holiday
  Summary
On July 4th 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England
  US Independence Day in other countries
US Independence Day internationally

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 US Independence Day

Approximately 74 million Americans participated in a Fourth of July barbecue in 2006.

The Continental Congress actually voted for independence on 2 July 1776. John Adams, in his writings, noted that 2 July would be the date remembered in American history and be marked with fireworks and celebrations

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.

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