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If you are looking for an exciting and historic way to celebrate Independence Day this year, look no further: the City of Fairfax will be presenting their 50th Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4th, 2016 from 10 am- 12 pm.

Virginia International University will be joining the Fairfax community for the third consecutive year by participating in the parade with a float representing the university and its dedication to multiculturalism.

What exactly does Independence Day represent? Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.  In modern days, the Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks displays and BBQs full of all-American food.  The City of Fairfax has been celebrating this day with a parade and fireworks display since 1967.  Originally organized by the Delta Alpha Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, it has quickly developed into the largest Fourth of July event in the area.  You can expect to see a variety of acts during this year’s 50th Annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, including marching bands, civic floats, little cars, big motorcades, fire engines, clowns, gymnasts, and more.

Immerse yourself in this American cultural event!  If you are interested in walking with Virginia International University in this year’s parade, please arrive at the corner of West St. Page Avenue in Fairfax, VA on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:30 am.

For more information, please contact Huan Vo at huan@viu.edu or visit our webpage, at www.viu.edu.