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Why is the Fourth of July a holiday? Where can I see fireworks in Burlington County?

Wondering why we celebrate on the fourth day of July? On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. The signing of this document by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America announced the separation of those colonies from Great Britain, creating the United States. For more on Independence Day and the Founding Fathers, explore the facts!