Independence Day


Independence Day

An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state, more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries honour their respective independence day as a national holiday and some countries or nations' independence-date honours are contested.

The following is a partial list of independence days of countries around the world:


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  • Independence Day — In de*pend ence Day In the United States, a holiday, the 4th of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on that day in 1776. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Independence Day UK — is a one hour BBC Radio 1 science fiction special, first broadcast on August 4 1996. The show is a spin off of the movie Independence Day and depicts the movie s alien invasion from a British perspective. None of the original movie cast appear in …   Wikipedia

  • Independence Day — ☆ Independence Day n. a legal holiday in the U.S., celebrated on July 4, the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 …   English World dictionary

  • Independence Day — ● Independence Day Aux États Unis, fête annuelle, le 4 juillet, commémorant la proclamation de l indépendance (1776) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Independence Day — July 4, a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Also called Fourth of July. * * * or Fourth of July Anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence by the Second… …   Universalium

  • Independence Day — Este artículo o sección necesita una revisión de ortografía y gramática. Puedes colaborar editándolo (lee aquí sugerencias para mejorar tu ortografía). Cuando se haya corregido, borra este aviso por favor. Para una lista con el día de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Independence Day — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L’Independence Day est, dans les pays anglophones, le jour anniversaire de l obtention ou de la déclaration de l indépendance d une nation. Le terme peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Independence Day — Unabhängigkeitstag steht für folgende Nationalfeiertage: Unabhängigkeitstag (Vereinigte Staaten), Independence Day am 4. Juli Unabhängigkeitstag (Indien), Swatantrata Divas am 15. August Unabhängigkeitstag (Kroatien) am 8. Oktober… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Independence Day — N UNCOUNT A country s Independence Day is the day on which its people celebrate their independence from another country that ruled them in the past. In the United States, Independence Day is celebrated each year on 4th July. He died on… …   English dictionary

  • Independence Day — noun a legal holiday in the United States • Syn: ↑Fourth of July, ↑July 4 • Hypernyms: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday, ↑public holiday • Part Holonyms: ↑July …   Useful english dictionary

  • Independence Day — (Yom Ha atzmaut)    The day on which Israelis commemorate the anniversary of the state s founding. It is preceded a day earlier by Yom Ha Zikaron, when the entire country stops to remember the more than 22,000 soldiers and civilians who have… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel