Displays of fireworks, such as these over the Washington Monument in 1986, take place across the United States on Independence Day.
|Also called||The Fourth of July
|Observed by||United States|
|Significance||The day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress|
|Celebrations||Fireworks, family reunions, concerts, barbecues, picnics, parades, baseball games|
|Next time||July 4, 2015|