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INDEPENDENCE DAY (USA)

Quick Facts : Independence Day (USA)

  • Date: Jul 04, 2017
  • National
  • Also Called: The Fourth of July
  • Celebrations: Fireworks, Parades, Family reunions
Independence Day (USA) iImage Credit: CIA World Factbook

Independence Day also known as the Fourth of July is the National holiday of the United States of America. Independence Day honors the birthday of the nation. On July 4, 1776 the United States claimed its independence from England by signing the declaration of independence and the democracy was born.

Independence Day in the USA is always observed on July 4, unless that date falls on a Sunday, in this case it is observed on the following day.

On this day many political leaders appear at the public events and talk about the nation's heritage, laws, history, people and about recent events and future projects. All Americans are entitled to Independence Day off work except some emergency service workers.

Independence Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics and lots of outdoor events like parades, air shows, barbecues, fireworks and musical concerts. Parades generally occur in the morning and the fireworks occur in the evening. Independence Day fireworks are usually accompanied with the patriotic songs like "God Bless America", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "America the Beautiful" etc.

Americans proudly fly the American Flag, sing songs and enjoy the day with their friends and families.

Independence Day (USA) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Jul 04, 2008
  • Sat
  • Jul 04, 2009
  • Sun
  • Jul 04, 2010
  • Mon
  • Jul 04, 2011
  • Wed
  • Jul 04, 2012
  • Thu
  • Jul 04, 2013
  • Mon
  • Jul 04, 2016
  • Fri
  • Jul 04, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jul 04, 2015

Us holidays celebrated in year 2016

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Jan 01, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jan 18, 2016
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2016
  • Mon
  • Feb 15, 2016
  • Fri
  • Mar 25, 2016
  • Sun
  • Mar 27, 2016
  • Sun
  • May 08, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 30, 2016
  • Sun
  • Jun 19, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jul 04, 2016
  • Mon
  • Sep 05, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 10, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 31, 2016
  • Fri
  • Nov 11, 2016
  • Thu
  • Nov 24, 2016
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2016