VIDEO: US Celebrates “4th of July” with Fireworks Extravaganza in Washington

Tue Jul 5, 2016 12:07:35

America celebrated her 241sth birthday on Monday (July 4) with the usual Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The National Mall, an open area west of the Capitol and the site of a fireworks display that drew hundreds of thousands, was soggy from steady rain that had stopped by the time the fireworks started.

Possible security threats, wildfires in the West and rainy weather on the East Coast apparently did little to dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces.

July Fourth is a national holiday in the US, which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.

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