USA Independence Day around the world in 2023



  How long until USA Independence Day?
USA Independence Day
  Dates of USA Independence Day around the world
2024 Various Jul 4
American SamoaThu, Jul 4National Holiday
GuamThu, Jul 4National Holiday (in lieu)
Puerto RicoThu, Jul 4National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsThu, Jul 4National Holiday
USAThu, Jul 4National Holiday
2023 Various Jul 4
American SamoaTue, Jul 4National Holiday
GuamTue, Jul 4National Holiday (in lieu)
Puerto RicoTue, Jul 4National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsTue, Jul 4National Holiday
USATue, Jul 4National Holiday
2022 Various Jul 4
American SamoaMon, Jul 4National Holiday
GuamMon, Jul 4National Holiday
Puerto RicoMon, Jul 4National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsMon, Jul 4National Holiday
USAMon, Jul 4National Holiday
2021 Various Jul 4, Jul 5
American Samoa Jul 4, Jul 5
American SamoaMon, Jul 5National Holiday (in lieu)
American SamoaSun, Jul 4National Holiday
GuamMon, Jul 5National Holiday (in lieu)
Puerto RicoSun, Jul 4National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsSun, Jul 4National Holiday
USA Jul 4, Jul 5
USAMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
AlabamaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
AlaskaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArizonaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArkansasMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
CaliforniaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ColoradoMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ConnecticutMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
DelawareMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
District of ColumbiaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
FloridaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
GeorgiaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
HawaiiMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IdahoMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IllinoisMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IndianaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IowaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KansasMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KentuckyMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
LouisianaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MaineMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MarylandMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MassachusettsMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MichiganMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MinnesotaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MississippiMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MissouriMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MontanaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NebraskaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NevadaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New HampshireMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New JerseyMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New MexicoMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New YorkMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North CarolinaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North DakotaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OhioMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OklahomaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OregonMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PennsylvaniaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
Rhode IslandMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South CarolinaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South DakotaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
TennesseeMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
UtahMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VermontMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VirginiaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WashingtonMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
West VirginiaMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WisconsinMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WyomingMon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
USASun, Jul 4National Holiday
2020 Various Jul 3, Jul 4, Jul 6
American Samoa Jul 3, Jul 4
American SamoaSat, Jul 4National Holiday
American SamoaFri, Jul 3National Holiday (in lieu)
GuamFri, Jul 3National Holiday (in lieu)
Puerto RicoSat, Jul 4National Holiday
US Virgin IslandsSat, Jul 4National Holiday
USA Jul 3, Jul 4, Jul 6
Rhode IslandMon, Jul 6Regional Holiday (in lieu)
USASat, Jul 4National Holiday
USAFri, Jul 3National Holiday (in lieu)
AlabamaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
AlaskaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArizonaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ArkansasFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
CaliforniaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ColoradoFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
ConnecticutFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
DelawareFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
District of ColumbiaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
FloridaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
GeorgiaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
HawaiiFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IdahoFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IllinoisFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IndianaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
IowaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KansasFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
KentuckyFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
LouisianaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MaineFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MarylandFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MichiganFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MinnesotaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MississippiFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MissouriFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
MontanaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NebraskaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
NevadaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New HampshireFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New JerseyFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
New MexicoFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North CarolinaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
North DakotaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OhioFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OklahomaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
OregonFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
PennsylvaniaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South CarolinaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
South DakotaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
TennesseeFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
UtahFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VermontFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
VirginiaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WashingtonFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
West VirginiaFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WisconsinFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
WyomingFri, Jul 3Regional Holiday (in lieu)
  Summary

On July 4th 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England

  Which countries observe USA Independence Day in 2023?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is Independence Day?

Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is the National Day of the United States of America. It is a federal holiday and also a holiday in all 50 states and other US territories on July 4th.

In 2020, as Independence Day falls on a Saturday, the previous Friday will be observed as a Federal Holiday. It will also be a State Holiday in 46 states and Washington DC as Massachusetts, New York and Texas observe a Saturday holiday on a Saturday, and Rhode Island will observe a State Holiday on the following Monday.  In 2021, when Independence Day will fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a Federal Holiday and it will be a State Holiday in all states apart from Texas.

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 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 1870s, 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 Independence Day celebrated?

Independence Day is the most patriotic and enthusiastically celebrated of all America's holidays. There will be parades, barbeques, picnics and fireworks throughout the country.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with your Hue lights!

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Three facts about USA Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence was signed by only two people on July 4 1776 - John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most added their signatures on August 2 1776

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.

The youngest signer, at age 26, was Edward Rutledge of South Carolina. There are no counties named Rutledge.

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