Sunday Getaways: 10 Other Countries Where You Can Celebrate Independence Day In The Summertime

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There is nothing as American as celebrating the Fourth Of July.

The whole world knows this is our favorite holiday. We make movies and songs about it, and rub our day off, cookouts and fireworks in everyone’s faces. That is, unless you’re the poor chump in your office who didn’t get the day off.

As a matter of fact, if you’re not quick, you might have the most random Summer vacation days in the world. Not to worry: there are actually quite a few other “Independence Days” in the Summer. Some of them are in places we wouldn’t necessarily recommend going this Summer, like Afghanistan.

Others are in places we’d use any excuse to visit. Flip through and check ’em out.

Argentina

Argentina – Celebrates its independence from Spain in 1816 on July 9

Argentina

Argentina

Cape Verde

Cape Verde – Celebrates its independence from Portugal in 1975 on July 5

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Bastille Day

France – Has perhaps the second most famous “independence” celebration after us: July 14 – Bastille Day

Bastille Day

The Bastille

Indonesia

Indonesia – Celebrates its independence from The Netherlands in 1945 on August 17

Indonesia

Indonesia

Jamaica

Jamaica – Celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 on August 6

Jamaica

Jamaica

Malaysia

Malaysia – Celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom in 1957 on August 31

Malaysia

Malaysia

Maldives

Maldives – Celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom in 1965 on July 26

Maldives

Maldives

Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe – Celebrates its independence from Portugal in 1975 July 12

Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

Seychelle Islands

Seychelles – Celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom in 1976 on June 29

Seychelle Islands

Seychelle Islands

Tonga

Tonga – Was never anybody’s dang colony! But they celebrate their National Day on June 4 in memory of a late King

Tonga

Tonga

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