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Independence Day Holiday
July 4 - July 5
Sunday 4th. Observed Monday 5th
Independence Day has been a federal holiday since 1941 and commemorates the day in 1776 when 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, after rebelling against the control of Great Britain. This historical document was embraced as the blueprint for freedom and equality, and formed the beginning of what we now call the United States of America. This holiday has historically been a time for celebration of independence, as well as a time to reflect and encourage the United States to live up to its ideals.