Independence Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Independence Day 2017 and Independence Day 2018.
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|July 4, 2017||Independence Day 2017||Tuesday|
|July 4, 2018||Independence Day 2018||Wednesday|
|July 4, 2019||Independence Day 2019||Thursday|
|July 4, 2020||Independence Day 2020||Saturday|
|July 4, 2021||Independence Day 2021||Sunday|
|July 4, 2022||Independence Day 2022||Monday|
|July 4, 2023||Independence Day 2023||Tuesday|
|July 4, 2024||Independence Day 2024||Thursday|
|July 4, 2025||Independence Day 2025||Friday|
|July 4, 2026||Independence Day 2026||Saturday|
|July 4, 2027||Independence Day 2027||Sunday|
Significance of Independence Day 2017Independence Day 2017, also known as Fourth of July, is a federal holiday observed yearly on July fourth. It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence of the United States of America from Great Britain in 1776.
History of Independence DayThe history of Independence Day 2017 dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare independence of the United States from Great Britain. On July 2, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. Two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.
Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 and most have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as it is commonly believed. The holiday remains to be celebrated on the fourth of July. Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.