Happy 245th Independence Day!

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FRAMINGHAM – Today is America’s 245th Independence Day.

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies were no longer subject King George III of Great Britain and were now united and free. The announcement however was not declared until July 4, 1776.

Independence Day or 4th of July is a federal holiday to celebrate America’s birthday.

Federal, state, and municipal offices are closed. This year, as the holiday falls on a Sunday, most government offices are closed on Monday, July 5.

There is no 4th of July parade in the Town of Natick this year, again, due to the coronavirus pandemic. That decision was made in February.

Instead, the committee and the community are holding a scavenger hunt and a house decorating contest. Instructions for both events was posted on the Natick 4th website on July 1.

The City of Framingham has no July 4th events. There have been no 4th of July event since Framingham became a City, but the Town did not hold any events either.



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