National Independence Day

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Hey there, holiday enthusiast! Buckle up for a ride in the time machine as we traverse the digital superhighway to explore the internet's love affair with National Independence Day. Prepare to be amused by the online wave of patriotic fervor, and you may want to grab a slice of apple pie for this journey.

When is Independence Day?

It's national independence day on the 16th September.

A Historical Affair:

National Independence Day is a significant event on the global calendar, celebrated on different dates around the world, depending on local history. The interesting tidbit here is that our digital records suggest an online spike in mentions on September 16th, 2018. Quite puzzling as this date isn't associated with major independence movements. Now buckle up, as we have a whole lot of internet sleuthing to unravel why!

The Digital Explosion:

Our handy calculator detected a staggering 36,009 mentions of National Independence Day. This number peaked on September 16, 2018, making that day the epicentre of this digital explosion. But what sparked this outpouring of internet patriotism? Well, turns out it's not as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle. This date coincides with Mexico's Independence Day – 'El Grito de Dolores'! Aha, I see lightbulbs going off.

The World Joins In:

Turns out, the rest of the world does know how to throw an online party for our Mexican friends. Love showered from across the digital realm with fiesta-themed emojis, flags fluttering in the virtual wind, and plates full of virtual tacos. This grand celebration shows that National Independence Day is perhaps one of the most uniting moments on the internet, bringing people closer irrespective of borders and tacos.

History behind the term 'Independence'


Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Declaration of Independence, formally declaring the thirteen American colonies to be independent of Great Britain. This marked a significant step in the history of independence as it set the stage for the formation of a new nation, the United States of America.


Treaty of Paris

In 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing the independence of the United States. This treaty solidified the notion of independence on an international level and secured the recognition of the United States as a sovereign nation.


Haitian Revolution

The year 1804 witnessed the successful Haitian Revolution, resulting in the independence of Haiti from France. Led by Toussaint Louverture and later Jean-Jacques Dessalines, this revolution was the first and only successful slave uprising in history, culminating in the establishment of the first independent nation in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Indian Independence

In 1947, India gained its independence from British colonial rule after a long and nonviolent struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi and various other freedom fighters. This milestone event not only marked the end of British imperialism but also sparked a wave of decolonization across the world.


Dissolution of the Soviet Union

The year 1991 saw the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which had been a prominent global power. This event led to the independence of several nations previously under the Soviet umbrella, such as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and many others. The collapse of the Soviet Union had far-reaching geopolitical consequences, reshaping the world order.


South Sudan Independence

In 2011, South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan, becoming the newest nation in the world. This momentous occasion followed years of civil war and marked a significant step towards self-determination for the people of South Sudan.


Continued Struggles for Independence

Independence remains an ongoing pursuit for many regions and communities around the world. The year 2022 serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination of individuals and nations striving for self-governance and the right to chart their own destiny.

Did you know?

Did you know? While September 16th is Mexico's Independence Day, it's interestingly, also the most popular day for mentioning National Independence Day online. It seems the Taco Love crosses borders and even cyberspace!


Fun Internet History Independence Day Mexico Global Unity Digital Celebration

First identified

25th March 2015

Most mentioned on

16th September 2018

Total mentions


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