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Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The 4th of July is the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England that is why it’s known as Independence Day. The conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when they convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

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Best things to do on July 4th in Augusta

There will be fun for all on the 4th of July in Augusta as the Kennebec Valley Chamber has a full slate of events planned for the day.

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Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri
Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri

Some 4th of July Facts You May Not Have Known

With the 4th of July on Thursday here are a few things you may not have known about our national holiday:

1.       America didn’t declare our independence on the 4th of July. This is kind of a tit for tat situation because the Continental Congress declared our independence from the British on July 2 ,1776, which was the day of the actual vote, but the Declaration was published in the newspapers on July 4th, giving the people of the country their first look at it.

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Getty Images, photo by Tom Pennington

Upcoming Hoildays After Memorial Day

While we enjoyed a three-day weekend for the celebration of Memorial Day, which is always the last Monday in May, the next holidays on the calendar are Flag Day on Friday, June 14th and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th but neither of those holidays offer us a three-day weekend.

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