Discover The Celebrations Of July Independence Day Around The World

July is a month filled with joy and pride in numerous countries across the globe. It’s a significant period dedicated to the celebration of independence, and July freedom holidays involve various activities.

These mid-summer festivities allow people worldwide to embrace their distinctive national heritage and commemorate the importance of their nation’s freedom.

Let’s explore a selection of the numerous Independence Day holidays observed in July worldwide.

Canada Day

Canada Day kicks off the month of celebrations on July 1st. This special holiday celebrates the birth of Canada in 1867, following the approval of the British North America Act by the British Parliament.

This act divided Canada into the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It also provided expansion opportunities, which allowed Canada to expand to its current state.

 

American 4th of July

The United States of America celebrates the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day.

This important holiday honors the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 when the nation declared its freedom from Britain.

Americans commemorate this day by engaging in various activities including parades, fireworks, and listening to political speeches, all of which celebrate their national identity.

Bastille Day

France also celebrates a significant event on July 14th each year with the commemoration of Bastille Day.

This national holiday remembers the anniversary of the storming of the Paris prison, called the “Bastille,” in 1789 which marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Like the American 4th of July, Bastille Day celebrations are observed throughout France with street parades and impressive firework displays.

 

Venezuelan Independence Day

Venezuela celebrates July 5th as Venezuelan Independence Day, signifying the day it declared independence from Spain in 1811.

This holiday is accompanied by an array of festivals and events that span ten days leading up to and following the actual date.

Lasting for two weeks, the commemoration in Venezuela involves lively dancing, fairs, parades, and sports games, creating a vibrant and joyful atmosphere.

Argentina Independence Day

Argentina celebrates July 9th as a significant day, commemorating its liberation from Spanish rule in 1816.

Annual festivities in Argentina include vibrant parades, joyful singing and dancing, and lively outdoor festivals throughout the day.

We have selected a handful of countries celebrating their Independence Day in July. In most countries, people pause to reflect on their history, unique national heritage, and the day’s significance.

 

The July Freedom Day holidays across the globe provide an opportunity to revel in the joy and pride of independence manifested in diverse ways.

While the form of their respective celebrations might vary from nation to nation, one shared value remains a staple of Independence Day around the world – the celebration of national pride and identity.

Below are links to read more about these countries’ struggles for freedom.

 

Celebrate July with The Language Learning Institute

 

 

The Language Learning Institute pays tribute to the courageous individuals who fought for their countries freedom and independence.

We recognize how their sacrifices have granted us the numerous liberties and privileges we enjoy today.

If you wish to celebrate this independence month by learning to communicate in French or Spanish, connect with native speakers, and gain firsthand insights into the impact of their country’s independence – Language Learning Institute is the solution you need.

Explore our Independent Study Programs and sign up for French classes or Spanish classes today.

 

For any inquiries or questions, please call us at 518-346-7096 for a complimentary consultation.

Background information:

Canada Day https://www.britannica.com/topic/Canada-Day

United States Independence Dayhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)

France Independence Day https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/france-facts/symbols-of-the-republic/article/the-14th-of-july-bastille-day.

The Complete Story of Venezuela’s Revolution for Independence https://www.thoughtco.com/independence-from-spain-in-venezuela-2136397

 

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