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America celebrated Independence Day with hot dogs, fireworks and a parade.

America celebrated Independence Day with hot dogs, fireworks and a parade.

Millions of Americans celebrated the nation’s biggest holiday, the Fourth of July, with parades, hot dog-eating contests and more. President Joe Biden attended the event at the White House with his family and Vice President Kamala Harris. In several major cities, the evening ended with fireworks. In Illinois, a memorial was held for those killed in the tragic Highland Park celebration two years ago, M1 News reported.

A costumed marching band led a street parade on the nation's biggest holiday. Hundreds of dancers and other performers took part in the July 4 Independence Day celebrations, M1 News reported.

On this day every year, millions of Americans across the country celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Founding Fathers in 1776, declaring the country's independence from the British Empire. In addition to traditional parades and displays, special events are also held in many major cities.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island (Photo: EPA/Olga Federova)

Nathan's famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is back this year, and anyone can enter. The winner is the person who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. This year, the female winner set a new record, consuming 51 hot dogs, just 7 shy of the male winner.

A festive event in front of the White House has not been ruled out this year either.

As per tradition, this year Americans were welcomed by President Joe Biden, First Lady and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and Kamala Harris at an Independence Day celebration (right) (Photo: EPA/Will Oliver)

“Happy Independence Day! We must do what our Founding Fathers did: show the world that we are a nation of dignity, honor, and loyalty to one another. I mean it! It's all about democracy and freedom, and it's all about who we are. We are the United States and there's nothing like it in the world! Happy Fourth of July!” The president said.

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In the evening, the celebration concluded with spectacular fireworks displays in several major cities. Joe Biden watched the Washington display from the White House balcony.

Featured Image: MTI/EPA

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