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Independence Day

Independence Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Liberia

Every 26 July is Independence Day in Liberia, commemorating the 1847 declaration of independence by the US colony of Liberia.

202426 JulFriIndependence Day
202526 JulSatIndependence Day
202626 JulSunIndependence Day
27 JulMonIndependence Day Holiday
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Beginning in 1822, freed slaves from the US began colonising what today is the nation of Liberia on the west African coast. The colonists ultimately set up a government modeled on the US Constitution and declared their independence in 1847. The US did not oppose and try to put down the “rebellion”.

However, there was long tension in Liberia between the descendants of settlers and those of the original tribes inhabiting the region. This tension played a big role in the civil war that raged in Liberia for 14 years, beginning in 1989. Finally, a free election put Charles Taylor in office as president in 1997, and democratic rule was reaffirmed.

On 26 July, Liberia remembers its declaration of independence and its establishment as the first free black republic on the continent. There are parades, parties, a grand ball for the nation’s leaders in Monrovia, and a host of other patriotic events.

Previous Years

202326 JulWedIndependence Day
202226 JulTueIndependence Day
202126 JulMonIndependence Day
202026 JulSunIndependence Day
27 JulMonIndependence Day Holiday
201926 JulFriIndependence Day
201826 JulThuIndependence Day
201726 JulWedIndependence Day