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A federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.
DATECelebrated on July 4
Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped – although not actually rung – 13 times in honor of the original 13 American colonies.
In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
During the early years of the republic, Independence Day was commemorated
with parades, oratory, and toasting in ceremonies that celebrated the existence of a new nation.