The 4th of July is an important day in American calendars. Lots of preparation, lots of anticipation, but what is the fuss all about? How come there is so much bustle and hustle for one day at the beginning of the hottest month, July? Let’s glimpse into the past!
What is Independence Day USA?
241 years ago, namely in 1776, on July 4th, the American people gained their independence from the British rule, signing a Declaration of Independence. Thirteen colonies under the governing and rule of Great Britain legally separated from them and became independent. From 1870 on (the year it was officially made the American National Day), year after year, 4th of July is synonymous with the American Independence Day and fireworks. American families from all over the country – and outside of it – prepare parties, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, and other celebrations in order to commemorate the American Independence Day.
The biggest attractions are the 4th of July fireworks. Cities all over the USA compete against each other in who has the biggest and the most long-lasting firework display. Not only this but right before the day itself, they offer details on their websites on where is the best place to go to see the 4th of July fireworks, what you can find there – apart from the show – and what other events they have scheduled for the American Independence Day.
Our 4th of July gift to you
Yet, have you ever wondered how you say Happy Independence Day in other languages?
Probably not! That’s why we prepared something special for you. Below there is a list of 33 languages from across the globe so that you can wish your American friends a “Happy Independence Day” in more than just English. So basically, it’s 33 ways of celebrating the US Independence Day! Let’s get some knowledge under our belt today.
How to say “Happy Independence Day” in 33 languages
American English: Happy Independence Day
Afrikaans: Gelukkige Onafhanklikheidsdag
Arabic: يوم استقلال سعيد
British English: Happy Independence Day
Bulgarian: Честит ден на независимостта
Chinese (Mandarin): 獨立日快樂
Croatian: Sretan dan nezavisnosti
Czech: Šťastný den nezávislosti
Danish: Glædelig uafhængighedsdag
Dutch: Gelukkige Onafhankelijkheidsdag
Finnish: Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää
French: Joyeux Jour de l’Indépendance
German: Fröhlichen Unabhängigkeitstag
Greek: Χαρούμενη μέρα ανεξαρτησίας
Hebrew: יום עצמאות שמח
Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं
Hungarian: Boldog függetlenség Napját
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan
Italian: Felice giorno dell’indipendenza
Korean: 행복한 독립 기념일
Norwegian: God frigjøringsdag
Persian: روز استقلال مبارک
Polish: Wesołego dnia niepodległości
Portuguese: Feliz Dia da Independência
Romanian: O “Zi a Independentei” fericita
Russian: С Днем независимости
Swedish: Glad självständighetsdag
Spanish: Feliz día de la independencia
Turkish: Mutlu bağımsızlık Günü
Ukrainian: Щасливого Дня Незалежності
Vietnamese: Chúc mừng ngày độc lập
A step further
Now that you’re familiar with 33 different ways of wishing Americans a “Happy Independence Day”, don’t you want to go a step further? Mondly can help you! We have an app specifically designed to teach you American English and much more. Not only this, but you can also learn all of the above 33 languages if you sign up to Mondly today!
American Independence Day: Did you know?
According to historical documents, July 2nd is the real Independence Day of the USA, but it’s celebrated on the fourth. Why? Well, two days before 4th of July, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence. This had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. This resolution declared the United States independent from Great Britain rule. But in order to make the decision legal, they needed the Declaration of Independence, a document which had been prepared by Thomas Jefferson and a Committee of Five. Congress debated for two days and approved it on 4th of July, which was to become the American Independence Day.