Category: Independence Day

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Independence Day 2022

When Independence Day was first celebrated in America, it commemorated the dissolution of colonial political ties with the United Kingdom. Over the decades, however, the Fourth of July became a celebration of

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Independence Day 2021

For many people, this Independence Day celebration feels much more liberating than past holidays as pandemic restrictions are being cautiously lifted. The pandemic isn’t over; however, thanks to the millions of people

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Independence Day 2020

Independence Day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 — a document declaring the American colonies’ independence from Great Britain. For the most part, the document was

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Independence Day 2019

Most countries around the world set aside a special day to celebrate their national identity. Such celebrations are aimed at bringing people together to recall history and celebrate shared values. In America,

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Independence Day 2017

Independence Day is a good time to remember that the Revolutionary War might not have been won without the help of allies. One particular nation — France — stood by the newly-formed

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Independence Day 2016

Younger generations might be surprised to learn that Independence Day (i.e., the Fourth of July) only became a Federal Holiday in 1870, nearly a hundred years after American colonists declared independence. As

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Independence Day 2015

Almost every country in the world celebrates a national holiday that recognizes its independence, founding, or heritage. In the United States, that day is Independence Day (aka the Fourth of July). Noted

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Independence Day 2014

America’s Independence Day holiday doesn’t actually celebrate the day that colonial independence was declared (that occurred on July 2nd). It celebrates the day the Declaration of Independence (a type of Petition of

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Independence Day 2013

On this day each year, the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. That document declared independence from Great Britain. Not everyone in the colonies

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