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Independence Day (United States)
Wed, 2017-Jul-05 01:32 UTC
Length - 2:06
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With 564,788 views on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 our article of the day is Independence Day (United States).
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:32 UTC on Wednesday, 05 July 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States).
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