Celebrate Independence Day… All Month Long

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July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. It’s celebrated with camping trips, barbeques and fireworks, although in Colorado the fire danger is so high, fireworks have been banned so we will stick to the beer and brats. Coincidentally enough, the United States isn’t the only country celebrating its independence in July. Although many people in the USA have probably heard of Canada Day and Bastille Day, nearly three dozen other countries and one breakaway republic celebrate their independence, or at least the precursor towards their independence such as the adoption of their respective constitutions or the day on which they became a republic, during the month of July. This year on July 9th, the newest nation in the world, South Sudan, will celebrate independence day for the first time. July is an active month around the world when it comes to nation forming, so no matter where you are, there are bound to be some celebrations going on nearby. Sadly, in a few of these countries, there actually is ongoing conflict, so fireworks in those places really might consist of “bombs bursting in air,” so keep your heads down and stay safe if you happen to be in one.

July 1

Burundi

Canada

Ghana

(Republic Day)

Rwanda

Somalia

July 3

Belarus

July 4

Abkhazia

(Internationally recognized as still part of Georgia but their declaration of independence has sparked repeated armed conflict)

Philippines

(Republic Day)

United States

July 5

Cape Verde

Venezuela

July 6

Comoros

Malawi

July 7

Solomon Islands

July 9

Argentina

South Sudan

July 10

Bahamas

July 11

Mongolia

(National Day)

July 12

Kiribati

Sao Tome & Principe

July 14

France

Iraq

(Republic Day)

July 17

Slovakia

South Korea

(Constitution Day)

July 19

Laos

July 20

Colombia

July 21

Belgium

July 22

Poland

July 23

Egypt

(Revolution Day)

July 25

Tunisia

(Republic Day)

July 26

Liberia

Maldives

July 28

Peru

July 30

Vanuatu

 

Posted on by Steve Bouey Posted in Featured, World News

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