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Independence Day

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Independence Day, more commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a national holiday celebrating America's adoption of the Declaration of Independence on that day, and the subsequent break from England. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, patriotic pageantry, and screenings of such films as 1776. Patriotic icons such as George Washington, Uncle Sam, and the Statue of Liberty enjoy a resurgence on the holiday.


  • A Sesame Street sketch under the American Revolution banner, re-enacts the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, historically recorded as having taken place on July 4, 1776.
  • A 2008 online video entitled "Stars & Stripes FOREVER!" was posted on YouTube in time for the holiday and featured a typical Muppet rendition of the familiar Sousa march.

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