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Independence Day is one of the most important and widely celebrated national holidays in the US which sees millions of people across the country coming together to enjoy public parades, firework displays, barbeques, carnivals, and sporting events.
Celebrations on the day often involve displays of patriotism including flying the US flag outside private homes and the wearing of flag themed clothes and hats.
The holiday takes place on the 4th of July every year to mark the Declaration of Independence from British rule in 1776.
For many people it is a great opportunity for family reunions and small get-togethers, while others prefer the huge public celebrations that are laid on in towns and cities across the nation.