Independence Day


noun

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

Also called Fourth of July.

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British Dictionary definitions for independence day

Independence Day

noun

the official name for the Fourth of July
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Culture definitions for independence day

Independence Day

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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