Dependence Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States, on July 3rd, which commemorates the 169-year relationship between the United Kingdom and the 13 American Colonies. It is commonly associated with college parties, pro-monarchy rants, gaudy displays of the Union Jack, and various libations which celebrate the history, government, and traditions of the United Kingdom. Festivities end at midnight, with celebrants drinking apple pie shots to exalt freedom and the Fourth of July.
American University Students prefer to commence Dependence Day celebrations with a rally in front of the British Embassy.
by El Raab May 15, 2011