Independence Day is a major holiday in the United States, celebrated on July 4th. It marks the country’s independence from Great Britain in 1776. Americans celebrate with parades, barbecues, and fireworks displays all across the country. Some of the best places to experience the festivities include Washington D.C., where there is a fireworks display over the National Mall, New York City, where the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular takes place, and Boston, where the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is held. Plan and arrive early to secure a good spot to enjoy the celebration!