Today's calendar July 4th, 2020

  • Sunrise 5:25 AM
  • Sunset 8:25 PM

  • Moonset 4:37 AM
  • Moonrise 8:23 PM


July 3July 5
Day of the year: 186, Week of the year: 27

Quotes of the Day

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."- Mark Twain
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."- Ronald Reagan

One of the biggest and the most important holidays in the United States is Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July (so it is not difficult to guess the date). It is a federal and public holiday, which means that all schools, federal institutions and most of businesses are closed.


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In the United States, the fourth Sunday of July is Parents’ Day – a non-public holiday honoring all parents and their role in raising new generations. It can be considered as quite a “fresh” holiday, because it is observed since 1994, when it was established by President Bill Clinton. The aim of creating...

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In the United States there are many holidays honoring soldiers, important historical figures or different family members. The Americans, however, do not forget about the people who are in every American city, and are an important part of the history of the USA – senior citizens.

First attempts of...

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Labor Day is a holiday observed in different countries around the world. It is celebrated on different dates, but many countries connect it with the International Workers’ Day on May 1. In the United States, however, Labor Day is the first Monday of September. The whole long weekend is often called Labor...

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Most countries in the world celebrate either Grandmother’s Day and Grandfather’s Day, or one Grandparents’ Day in general. In the United States, National Grandparents’ Day has been proclaimed by the Congress in 1978 to be observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, which is in the beginning of September....

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