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July 3 - July 4
Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as the Fourth of July. It is the anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom.
Independence Day is a patriotic holiday for celebrating the positive aspects of the United States. Above all, people in the United States express and give thanks for the freedom and liberties fought by the first generation of many of today’s Americans. The Statue of Liberty is a national monument that is associated with Independence Day.
Independence Day is a federal holiday. If July 4 falls on a Saturday, as it does in 2020, the holiday is observed on Friday, July 3. If July 4 falls on a Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on Monday, July 5. Government offices and schools are closed. There are also many public events, parades, shows, and fireworks displays.