What is Independence Day 2018?
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
When is Independence Day 2019?
Independence Day 2018 is on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Dates for Independence Day to 2025
- Independence Day 2019 - July 4, 2019 - Thursday
- Independence Day 2020 - July 4, 2020 - Saturday
- Independence Day 2021 - July 4, 2021 - Sunday
- Independence Day 2022 - July 4, 2022 - Monday
- Independence Day 2023 - July 4, 2023 - Tuesday
- Independence Day 2024 - July 4, 2024 - Thursday
- Independence Day 2025 - July 4, 2025 - Friday
Which businesses that will and won't be closed on July. 4?
Independence Day is a federal holiday, so offices are closed on Tuesday. The day prior is not federally recognized, however. Check your local listings for confirmation.
Most banks will be closed Tuesday, with regular hours Saturday, including Bank of America, TD Bank and Wells Fargo. None of those major banks include Monday with their Independence Day observances.
UPS, FedEx and the United States Postal Service do not pick up or deliver on Independence Day. FedEx will have modified hours and service on Monday, July 3.
The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are both closed on Independence Day.
Many stores will remain open on Independence Day and the prior Monday, some with modified hours. It's advisable to check before visiting.