The 4th of July may be over but celebrations will last well into the weekend. Barbecue, parades, fireworks and family vacations, all great ways to celebrate, but Bored Panda has one more addition - memes. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than gathering the ones you love around to laugh at some patriotic memes.

From the nonstop fireworks to jokes about the British ("the original Brexit"), to the sometimes hilariously obnoxious patriotism - Americans do it up especially big for this holiday. So whether you are the ones harassing your neighbors with fireworks all weekend long or inside binge-watching 'Stranger Things' with noise-canceling headphones, scroll down below for some 'Merica-themed laughs and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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Foxxy 5 months ago (edited)

Hahaha, I like it.

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When we think about the 4th of July one image that comes to mind is that of the Founding Fathers and Continental Congress presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence for signing on July 4, 1776 - but this isn't entirely accurate. Famed historian David McCullough wrote, "No such scene, with all the delegates present, ever occurred at Philadelphia." The date of July 4th has been accepted as the day because that's when the document was adopted by the Continental Congress. However, it still had to be signed by various other committees and wasn't officially engrossed (finalized and in larger print) until August 2, 1776. 

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Analyn Lahr 5 months ago

Ok, that's hilarious.

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MsM 5 months ago

Filet O Fish please

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Today's explosive celebrations aren't much different from the original 4th of July celebrations. After the words of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were read military personnel and civilians in the Bowling Green section of Manhattan tore down a statue of King George III and had massive bonfires. The following year the Virginia Gazette describes the July 4 celebration in Philadelphia: "The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated. Everything was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal."

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Kjorn 5 months ago

nice one

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ADHORTATOR 5 months ago

another deadly animal from Australia....

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Now all of America joins together in 4th of July festivities with good food, fireworks, holiday sales, and for the lucky ones, no work - but it wasn't always this way. The first state to recognize this day as an official holiday was Massachusetts on July 3, 1781. It wasn't until June 28, 1870 that Congress decided to start designating federal holidays which included Independence Day as well as New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

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G13 5 months ago

I love the office

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Vic 5 months ago

Well played!! Excellent pun!!

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Eighty-five years before the 4th of July was recognized as a federal holiday, the town of Bristol, Rhode Island were throwing what has been dubbed "America's Oldest Fourth of July Celebration." The patriotic events began after the Revolutionary War and just entered its 234th year. Forget 4th of July weekend - residents of Bristol begin festivities on Flag Day, June 14, and last all the way through to the 2.5-mile July 4th parade. 

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Jorge Castro 5 months ago

North korea? lol

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James Totally 5 months ago

I'm impressed he's able to fit into the same shirt after 14+ years.

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No matter where you live it is almost impossible to avoid hearing fireworks - even if just from a distance. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, around 15,000 fireworks displays take place for the Fourth of July holiday every year (even they aren't exactly on July 4th). Prices vary, but most small towns spend anywhere from $8000-$15,000 on their fireworks display, with larger cities going into the millions, like the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular that averages more than $2 million. 

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Foxxy 5 months ago

That is so true, I find the way the American system does the date annoying.

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The Cappy 5 months ago

But you might watch it 20 years from now, with great nostalgia. It's possible, I guess.

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TheExtremeSmell 5 months ago

I mean technically this is probably true everyday

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jamie1707 5 months ago

poor dogos!

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ADHORTATOR 5 months ago

One point for George

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The Cappy 5 months ago

Even without the stripes, that's the most even job of mowing.

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Raluca Neacsu 5 months ago

oh snap.

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Foxxy 5 months ago

Wouldn’t be surprised of it was both.

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

this is why Americans love Sharknado

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yerawitchSam13 5 months ago

I didn't sleep until 6am due to fireworks and my dog being in a panic all night. So I got about 3 hours of sleep and have to work today.

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Jonathon Smith 5 months ago

I love they went to the trouble of turning some of the diagonal whites on their edge in the UK flag so it has a thin line and fat line. Most people drawing it don't even bother doing that.

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ADHORTATOR 5 months ago

Murica....

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criminalgirl 5 months ago

Get a grip, America is the cauldron of the World.

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

if it was posted by a family member you hit the like button but don't even watch it.

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Zelda Blue 5 months ago

Face it some people have money to burn and blow up.

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Bob Beltcher 5 months ago

Or stop after 10. Some of us got to work today.

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Give me a beagle any day... 5 months ago

OMG this is the awful truth, isn't it? I didn't feel ashamed of being a patriotic American until this meme came up.

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Bubble tea 🤗 5 months ago

At most the best post here RIP Bob Ross

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criminalgirl 5 months ago

Difference is, a lot of us would rather stay with the European Union...

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Foxxy 5 months ago

That’s how I feel on Australia Day. It seems to be the only time of year Aussies are generally patriotic but I guess it is more to do with an excuse to have another BBQ and a piss up. I couldn’t care less.

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Elizabeth Shaaber 5 months ago

i love Ron! <3

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yerawitchSam13 5 months ago

I honestly find fireworks annoying and boring.

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The Girl on Fire 5 months ago

You forgot guns and soldiers

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PyroarRanger 5 months ago

Even though I'm in America, I relate to the kid covering their ears lmap

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