USA Independence Day around the world in 2019

USA Independence Day around the world in 2019
  How long until USA Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 16 days.
  Dates of USA Independence Day around the world
2021USAJul 4, Jul 5
USA Mon, Jul 5National Holiday (in lieu)
USA Sun, Jul 4National Holiday
2020VariousJul 3, Jul 4
Puerto RicoSat, Jul 4National Holiday
USAJul 3, Jul 4
USASat, Jul 4National Holiday
USAFri, Jul 3National Holiday (in lieu)
2019VariousJul 4
Puerto RicoThu, Jul 4National Holiday
USAThu, Jul 4National Holiday
2018VariousJul 4
Puerto RicoWed, Jul 4National Holiday
USAWed, Jul 4National Holiday
2017VariousJul 3, Jul 4
Puerto RicoTue, Jul 4National Holiday
USAJul 3, Jul 4
USATue, Jul 4National Holiday
VirginiaMon, Jul 3Regional Holiday (additional day)
  Summary
On July 4th 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England
  Which countries observe USA Independence Day in 2019?
Puerto Rico  Puerto RicoJul 4National Holiday
USA  USAJul 4National 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 USA Independence Day

Two future presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on 4 July 1826, the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of independence.

The Fourth of July is the most popular holiday for grilling out (68 percent), followed by Memorial Day (52 percent) and Labor Day (51 percent)

The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the the Declaration of Independence.

More facts about USA Independence Day

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