Independence Day

July 4th fireworks celebration on the National Mall, Washington, DC

Fireworks 2008, by Adam Fagan, via Flickr

The Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day, in honor of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It is considered to be the birthday of the United States of America, and is celebrated with parades, fireworks, speeches, patriotic music and the American flag.

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