- July 4, a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
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British Dictionary definitions for independence day
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independence day in Culture
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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