Simple Definition of Independence Day
: a holiday celebrating the anniversary of a country's independence from another country that ruled it in the past; especially : July 4 celebrated as a legal holiday in the U.S. in honor of the day when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776
Full Definition of Independence Day
: a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence; specifically : July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the United States in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776
First Known Use of independence day
INDEPENDENCE DAY Defined for Kids
Definition of Independence Day
: July 4 observed by Americans as a legal holiday in honor of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776
Learn More about independence day
Spanish Central: Translation of "Independence Day" Nglish: Translation of "Independence Day" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "Independence Day" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "Independence Day"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Independence Day? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).