In the United States, the birth of the country is marked on July 4th, when the Declaration of Independence was made public (1776) and war officially begun against Great Britain.
I must admit, it is not a favorite holiday of mine. Some would say that shows I'm not a very patriotic American. I just say, well, it was independence for your family and much of mine -- but not all. Far from it.
Here's a piece by Robin Carneen that reflects my feelings and many of The People's:
Independence Day for Native Americans