Independence Day 2021
In the US, we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July each year. In 2021, the 4th of July falls on a Sunday so the holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5th. When a federal holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday for pay and time off purposes. Most banks, state and federal offices will be closed on July 5th. In addition, many private sector businesses also take the day off.
Independence Day in the US commemorates July 4, 1776 when the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to adopt the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was later signed by 56 delegates on August 2, 1776. We solute the courage of these men who committed high treason against the British Government to establish the freedom and independence we enjoy today.
Note: Our Canadian friends celebrate their independence on July 1st, Canada Day.
Independence Day officially became a federal holiday in 1870, almost 100 years after the Declaration was signed. Family and friends gathered together for some food and fun will mark many celebrations. In some cities there will be parades and picnics with large displays of fireworks to close out the day.
Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5th to allow our employees to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 6th. For more information on other upcoming federal and business holidays, see our Federal and Business holiday calendars.