Displays of fireworks, such as these over theWashington Monument, take place across the United States on Independence Day.
|Also called||The Fourth of July
|Observed by||United States|
|Significance||The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress|
|Celebrations||Fireworks, Family reunions, Concerts, Barbecues, Picnics,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 fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family 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.