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Military vehicles parade during the celebration of Mexico's Independence Day at Zocalo Square in Mexico City, September 16, 2019.

Mexico’s military paraded through the streets for independence day, and for the first time, women pilots flew over them

Celebrations took place all over Mexico, including the capital, where thousands watched the military parade pass on foot, in vehicles, and in the air.
Spectators stand next to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at the "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 4, 2019.

Russian state TV hosts mocked Trump’s July 4th event as ‘low energy’

Hosts of Rossiya 1's "60 Minutes" called US tanks "rusty" while mocking President Trump's "Salute to America" display.
This is why the US really celebrates July 4 as its national holiday.

Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the real reason the US c...

The United States holiday is meant to celebrate the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.

5 famous ‘facts’ about the Fourth of July that aren’t true — and what actually happened instead

The Fourth of July is a big deal in the US, but there are actually a lot of popular myths swirling around America's Independence Day.

A firm donated $750,000 of fireworks to Trump’s Fourth of July show — and Trump scrapped fireworks tariffs the same day

Phantom Fireworks' CEO lobbied the US government not to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese goods including fireworks, and met with Trump in May.
Juliet Lee competing in the women's division of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014.

The real reason we all eat hot dogs on the Fourth of July

Nathan's has claimed that's it's been hosting its hot dog eating contest on Independence Day since 1916 — but that's a hoax.

Dazzling photos show how Americans celebrated Independence Day

Across America, dazzling July 4 celebrations captivated the nation, with massive parades and colorful fireworks displays honoring America's 242nd year of independence. Some cities opted for drone shows over fireworks, and a women scaled the Statue of Liberty. Here are the highlights in photos.
Children ride on the back of a golf cart during the sixteenth annual Harper Street Parade on July 4, 2018 in Newberry, South Carolina.

Photos show how Americans across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July

Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day on Wednesday, ringing in the country's 242nd birthday with time-honored traditions like parades, barbecues, parties, citizenship ceremonies, and hot dog eating contests.

The best movies to watch on 12 major holidays, from July 4th to Christmas

On this 4th of July, celebrate with a movie — and prepare for holidays to come. Here are 12 movies to watch on major US holidays, from "When Harry Met Sally" to "Lady Bird."
Here are the best spots to watch the show.

9 fun, free places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in New York City

This Fourth of July, here are some fun and free places to catch the Independence Day fireworks in New York City. Check out these locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as Jersey City's Exchange Place.