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The American Independence Day or the Fourth of July or the Glorious Fourth, is celebrated all across the United States with fireworks, parades, barbecue, family get together, carnivals, picnic, concerts, baseball games along with several political speeches and public as well as private events, guns and canons.

Though July 4th, 1776 is considered to be the Independence Day of America but the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain was signed by the delegates on August 2nd, 1776. The Declaration was adopted by the Continental Congress making America out of bondage form the United Kingdom for the last 234 years.

The holiday was first celebrated on July 8th, 1776 in Philadelphia. That day, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud with the chiming of bells and merriment. It was considered as a national holiday after 1941.


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