Independence Day (in lieu) in USA in 2020

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  Dates of Independence Day (in lieu) in USA
2021 Jul 4, Jul 5
USAMon, Jul 5Federal Holiday (in lieu)
USASun, Jul 4Federal Holiday
USASun, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2020 Jul 3, Jul 4
USASat, Jul 4Federal Holiday
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)
New YorkFri, 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)
Rhode IslandFri, 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)
TexasFri, 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)
2019 Jul 4, Jul 5
MarylandFri, Jul 5Government Holiday (additional day)
USAThu, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2018 USA Wed, Jul 4Federal Holiday
2017 Jul 3, Jul 4
USATue, Jul 4Federal Holiday
VirginiaMon, Jul 3Regional Holiday (additional day)
  Summary
On July 4th 1776 the United States of America proclaimed its independence from England
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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.

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

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