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Paint the town red, white, and blue with some good, old-fashioned patriotic fun. We have you covered for Independence Day, whether it’s brushing up on 4th of July history (where did the tradition of 4th of July fireworks come from, anyway?), getting some fun 4th of July ideas for a party, or even sharing hilarious 4th of July memes. Happy birthday, USA!

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4th of July Fireworks: A Complete Guide

Everything you've ever wanted to know about fireworks, from their history to the proper way to use them to what makes them so bright.

The Best 4th of July Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

These sales are so good, you'll be seeing stars (and stripes).


25 Best 4th of July Songs to Add to Your Playlist

It's time to celebrate the U.S. of A. with these groovin' patriotic songs from the nation's best-loved pop, rock, hip-hop,...


35 Funny 4th of July Memes Worth Sharing

These Independence Day memes will make you spit out your liber-tea.


50 4th of July Quotes to Help You Celebrate Independence Day

Get ready for America's birthday with these 4th of July quotes that will have you feeling red, white, and blue.

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The History of the 4th of July and Why We Celebrate It

Let freedom ring—and the fireworks bang!


85 Picture-Perfect 4th of July Captions

You've got your perfect sparkler picture—now it's time to caption it.

26 Ideas for the Best 4th of July Party

Whether you want to keep things small or host an epic bash this year, these creative Independence Day ideas will...


I’m a Black American—Here’s Why I Don’t Celebrate the Fourth of July

For many people in this country, the Fourth of July represents some very ugly truths hidden within the fabric of...


30 Festive 4th of July Crafts Anyone Can Make

Happy Birthday, America! Celebrate Independence Day with these fun and easy DIYs that will add the perfect patriotic flair to...


32 Amusing 4th of July Jokes to Share on Independence Day

Land of the free, home of the brave, and enough jokes to keep you laughing all day long.

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Who Has the Most Valuable Signature on the Declaration of Independence? (It’s Not Who You Think)

This document contains the signatures of John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. So exactly how many signatures are there—and...


Why Are Dogs So Scared of Fireworks?

The 4th of July isn’t always fun for our four-legged friends. A little understanding about why dogs are afraid of...


45 Patriotic 4th of July Decorations to Celebrate in Style

Show off your red, white, and blue spirit with these patriotic Fourth of July decorations.

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American Flag Etiquette: 10 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

We’ve checked with some patriotic organizations about how best to display Old Glory based on the U.S. Flag Code. These...


The States Where Fireworks Are Illegal

Before you attempt to light up the night with a DIY fireworks spectacle, find out the states where fireworks are...


12 Surprising Places You’ll Find the American Flag

We expect to see the American flag adorning homes and waving over schools, post offices, and government buildings. But there...


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Clever 4th of July Party Ideas to Make This Year’s Backyard Bash the Best

Find quick and simple ideas for decorations, drinks, and treats for a fun 4th of July celebration. To keep the...


How to Take Impressive Fireworks Photos on Your Phone

While we don't encourage holding your phone up during the entire show, we do hope your photos are as dazzling...