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Independence Day in the USA. Celebrations across the country on the 4th of July

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Independence Day celebrations are underway in the United States. During the long weekend, concerts, parades, fireworks shows and competitions for eating as many hot dogs as possible will take place all over the country, and this – as TVN24 BiS journalist Michał Sznajder reported from Washington – is the “culinary key” of this year’s celebrations. The main celebration of the holiday is planned in Washington.

On July 4, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence. In 1776, delegates from the 13 American colonies on the East Coast – which became the first states USA – gathered in Philadelphia to proclaim the independence of the United States, that is, its independence from Great Britain.

The National Mall in Washington, the day before the Independence Day celebrationsPAP/EPA/SHAWN THEW

The main point of the celebrations will be those in Washington, where the president is in the White House Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will receive servicemen and veterans with their families. There are plans for a barbecue and a speech by the president, and a fireworks display is planned at 9 p.m. local time.

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The Beach Boys perform on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as part of the Independence Day celebrationsPAP/EPA/CAROLINE BREHMAN

Preparations for the Independence Day celebrations in Huntington Beach, CaliforniaAllen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Not ribs, not burgers, but hot dogs

Across the Ocean is the TVN24 BiS journalist Michał Sznajder. – To talk about this celebration, you have to ask about the key dish that will be the most popular in the United States today. It’s not ribs, it’s hot dogs, he pointed out.

– In preparing for this report, I discovered that in the United States there is such a thing as the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (ed.). From the information contained there, we learn that, according to estimates, on July 4, Americans will eat about 150 million hot dogs – said Sznajder. – The culinary key today is a hot dog. This is how Independence Day is celebrated today.

A competition to eat as many hot dogs as possible in New York City. 16th edition of the annual competition on the occasion of Independence DayReuters

The journalist also pointed out that this year the holiday falls on a Tuesday, thanks to which Americans could organize a long weekend.

How will Americans celebrate Independence Day? "The culinary key is the hot dog".  Report by Michał Sznajder

How will Americans celebrate Independence Day? “The culinary key is the hot dog.” Report by Michał SznajderTVN24

Main photo source: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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