"Fourth of July" and "4th of July" redirect here. For the date, see July 4. For other uses, see Fourth of July (disambiguation).
Independence Day
Displays of fireworks, such as these over theWashington Monument, take place across the United States on Independence Day.
Also called The Fourth of July
The Fourth
Observed by United States
Type National
Significance The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress
Date July 4
Celebrations FireworksFamily reunions, Concerts, BarbecuesPicnics,Parades, Baseball games

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparadesbarbecuescarnivalsfairspicnicsconcertsbaseball gamesfamily reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.[1][2][3]

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