Independence Day, more commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This document declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is most commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games and family reunions. Independence Day is the national day of the United States
The famous Macy's fireworks display celebrating Independence Day is usually held over the East River in New York City and has been televised nationwide since 1976.