Many countries around the world mark the anniversary of their independence from another state or colony. The annual holiday is known as Independence Day.
Definition: The most important day for a country to commemorate as a national holiday is Independence Day.
For many nations, the date marks the country’s day of independence, which was often won through hard fought battles.
Some national holidays commemorate a significant day in the country’s history or the birth of a national hero who helped establish the day the country declared independence.
The month each country listed below celebrates Independence Day, is indicated in the list below.
# Celebration of Independence Day
Depending on the country celebrating, a celebration may include a variety of events and festivities. Many countries mark Independence Day with parades, fireworks display, and picnics.
# 4th of July
July 4th, also known as the Fourth of July, is America’s most important national holiday. On July 4, 1776, the United States celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which granted them independence from Great Britain.
The Fourth of July is a very important holiday for all Americans. The celebration is a national holiday that allows Americans from all over the country to take part in parades, family picnics, and barbeques. The evening usually ends with large fireworks and the singing of patriotic songs.
# Songs and Cast for the Fourth of July
During this national holiday, many countries sing an Independence Day Song to demonstrate their patriotism. Chileans, for example, sing cuecas on September 18, Greeks sing Bouzouki songs on March 25, and Americans sing patriotic songs like Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America.
Countries also stage plays to commemorate their independence. An Independence Day cast re-enacts the key events that led up to their country’s independence.
# History of the Fourth of July
Each country’s history on the day is unique. For example, the United States was once made up of 13 colonies ruled by King George III of England. A committee was formed to draft an official Declaration of Independence after years of unrest and the threat of war.
The United States declared July 4th to be their official Independence Day. Americans have been celebrating this important holiday with picnics, fireworks, and barbeques since the early 1800s.