Wednesday 26 April 2017
(Week 17)

Independence Day 2017, 2018 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Independence Day 2017 and Independence Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
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 2017

Independence 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 Day

The 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.

Traditions of Independence Day

Independence Day 2017 is a day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom and patriotism. Many people display the American flag outside their homes or buildings. Additionally, Independence Day 2017 fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem and, in capable military bases, a salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a "salute to the union", is fired on Independence Day 2017 at noon.

When is Independence Day 2017

Independence Day 2017 is a federal holiday and falls on the fourth of July. The day of the week that the holiday falls on, changes each year. If July 4 is a Saturday, it is observed on Friday, July 3. If July 4 is a Sunday, it is observed on Monday, July 5; consult the above table for exact dates.
See besides 'Independence Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.