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Liberty-01Happy Independence Day to all of you in the United States! The Independence Day, or also called Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a National Day of the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In it, The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies at that time regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

During Independence Day, there will be parades in the morning in many cities of the United States. At night, there will be firework displays all over the country, often accompanied by patriotic songs. In many cities, there will also be carnivals, fairs, concerts and baseball games. Independence Day could also be celebrated by visiting museums to learn the history of the United States. Admission to some museums will be free of charge on the Fourth of July. Other museums will also hold entertainments to celebrate the Independence Day.

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However, due to recent outbreak of Covid-19, many of the events have been cancelled. But your could still celebrate the Independence Day with your immediate family, by decorating your house with patriotic displays, such as stars and stripes, as well as balloons and streamers in red, white, or blue, the colors of the American flag. You could also wear clothing in red, white, or blue. Afterwards, you could have a lunch or a dinner together with your family, by serving American cuisine such as hot dog, mac and cheese, and buffalo wings.

If you do not celebrate the United States Independence Day, you could still share the spirit by learning more about American history, culture and heritage.

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Always remember to implement Covid-19 prevention by social-distancing, covering your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean, and washing your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after going outside or to public places!

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