4th July is here again and millions of people across the world are coming together to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Today marks 241 years since America gained independence from the British Empire in 1776. Celebrations have kicked off with parties, picnics, fireworks celebrations, baseball games and parades. Americans may know how to throw the biggest party but it is not only our friends across the pond who celebrate their freedom on this day each year; it is also a day of celebration for the Philippines who mark 4th July as the day they gained independence from the USA in 1946. Rwanda also celebrates its Liberation Day on 4th July; the day it was freed from genocide in 1994. So it’s safe to say 4th July is a special day for many people from many different backgrounds. For us Brits, we’ve always had a bit of a love affair with America. The Hollywood…

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