Independence Day

Independence Day

Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th and is the day in which the United States declared independence from Great Britain.

About Independence Day

The United States celebrates Independence Day on July 4, commemorating the wide publication of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. (The Declaration was signed on July 2, 1776.) Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, hot dog eating contests, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

Around the world, many countries that were formerly colonies celebrate their own Independence Day. An independent statehood usually occurs after one colony or part of a state ceases to be a part of another. Many countries honor their nation's independence day as a national holiday.

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