Fourth of July


Fourth of July
n.

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(also Independence Day)
the official US holiday on 4 July that celebrates the nation’s independence. On that day in 1776, the Continental Congress gave its approval to the Declaration of Independence. The day is celebrated with fireworks, outdoor meals, processions, flags and speeches.

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