Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
- Date: July 04 2023
- Also Called: The Fourth of July,Independence Day
- Significance: The day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress
- Celebrations: Fireworks, family reunions, concerts, barbecues, picnics, parades, baseball games
- Observed By: United States
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