FRAMINGHAM – Saturday, is July 4, also known as Independence Day.
Most federal, state and municipal offices are closed today, July 3, to make the federal holiday.
The holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.
In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.
In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
Independence Day 2020 is quite different than Independence Day 2019. Almost all of the celebrations have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery and Amazon available, but no home delivery.
Liquor Stores: Open
Convenience stores: Open
Banks: Some open and some closed.