Show Your #NationalPride!

Most people know that the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th and that the French stormed the Bastille on July 14th, but did you know that at least 20* other countries are celebrating their independence this month?

That includes the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, who will be celebrating her first birthday on the 9th, and Canada, who will be celebrating her 145th year this Sunday.

Show (and tell) us how your country celebrates its independence! Share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram by using the #nationalpride hash tag (make sure to shout out @NatGeoTraveler so we know you’re talking to us).

We’ll be showcasing your best submissions here on the blog later this month, so get out your flag and wave it!

* Algeria, Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, France, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Peru, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, The United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela. Did we miss any??

Photograph by Baiyi Liu/My Shot


  1. martin Gertsch
    House of Switzerland, London 2012, UK
    July 25, 2012, 10:42 am

    Well, it is on the 1st of August, but will be a “one Time only” at the It is the Swiss National Day Party at the London Olympics see you there

  2. pms
    July 19, 2012, 1:50 pm

    everyone is entitled to feel free and independent. Catalonia, if do not want to be Spain fight for it, but remember, Valencia it is Spain.

  3. Arnau
    July 4, 2012, 7:45 am

    You are missing one Independence day celebration: Catalonia’s independence day 11th September 1714!
    Although Spain will never admit its independence, the north-west region in spain, has 6million catalan speakers whose rights are banned since 1714 and although after the complete prohibition of any catalan act during Franco’s dictatorship regime, catalan was allowed publicly during first years of democracy until now when former fascist political groups have occupied the power and banned catalan rights again. Catalonia is Not Spain and we are proud af all the regions that democratically celebrate their independence just like we celebrate our’s on september 11th.

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