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July 4, a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
the official name for the Fourth of July

The primary national holiday in the United States, celebrated every July 4; the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Customary festivities include picnics; parades; band concerts; decorations in red, white, and blue; and nighttime fireworks displays.


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