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Independence Day Fireworks on Instagram

Tonight, skies across the United States lit up with fireworks for Independence Day. We’ve gathered some of our favorite photos and videos here, and you can find more by browsing the #fireworks, #july4 and #independenceday hashtags. We hope you enjoyed the fireworks in your town!


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Happy Independence Day!

Want to see more photos? Check out the One World Trade Center location page.

On this day in 1776, the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Now, the U.S. celebrates the 4th of July as Independence Day, an occasion commemorated with parades, fireworks and barbecues.

To highlight this important day in 1776, Lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center (formerly called the Freedom Tower) reached its final height of 1,776 feet with the recent addition of the tower’s 408-foot spire.

Share photos of your own Independence Day celebrations (and fireworks!) with the #IndependenceDay and #July4 hashtags!