Independence Day (in lieu) in Rhode Island in 2020

  How long until Independence Day (in lieu)?
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  Dates of Independence Day (in lieu) in Rhode Island
2022 Mon, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2021 Jul 4, Jul 5
Mon, Jul 5Regional Holiday (in lieu)
Sun, Jul 4Federal Holiday
Sun, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2020 Jul 3, Jul 4, Jul 6
Mon, Jul 6Regional Holiday (in lieu)
Sat, Jul 4Federal Holiday
Fri, Jul 3Federal Holiday (in lieu)
2019 Thu, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2018 Wed, Jul 4Federal Holiday
On July 4th 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England
  Independence Day (in lieu) in other countries
Independence Day (in lieu) internationally
  Which regions observe USA Independence Day in 2020?
  Rhode IslandJul 6Regional Holiday (in lieu)
  USAJul 3Federal Holiday (in lieu)
  USAJul 4Federal 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)

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.

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