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Independence Day

Independence Day 2022, 2023 and 2024

Venezuela celebrates its Independence Day every 5 July to remember the day in 1811 when the nation declared its independence from Spain. More specifically, it was the date of the adoption of the declaration of independence by an assembly of representatives from all over Venezuela.

YearDateDayHoliday
20225 JulTueIndependence Day
20235 JulWedIndependence Day
20245 JulFriIndependence Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Venezuela was the first country in South America to declare its independence from Spain. After nearly three centuries as a Spanish New World colony, Venezuela led the way and revolted. Although Simon Bolivar was later involved, the initial uprisings were led by Francisco de Miranda and began in 1809. By 5 July, 1811, seven out of 10 of Venezuela’s colonial provinces formally declared independence. It was not until the 1830’s, 20 years later, however, that independence was finally achieved.

There are military parades on 5 July since this date is also Armed Forces Day. There are also numerous patriotic speeches made and many concerts, fireworks displays, and other special events.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20215 JulMonIndependence Day
20205 JulSunIndependence Day
20195 JulFriIndependence Day
20185 JulThuIndependence Day
20175 JulWedIndependence Day