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Weekly Curiosity

Independence Day

Also called the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the United States commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The Congress had voted in favour of independence from Great Britain on July 2nd but did not complete the process of revising the Declaration until two days later.
Celebration was initially modelled on that of the king’s birthday, with bell ringing, bonfires, solemn processions, and oratory. During the summer of 1776 it took the form of a mock funeral for the king, whose “death” symbolized the end of monarchy and the rebirth of liberty.


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