Every summer from 1776 until the present day, Americans have celebrated the birth of American independence on July 4th with typical festivities, including parades, concerts, barbeques, family get-togethers, and fireworks.

Celebrities are no exception, obviously. Many popular showbiz stars used social media platforms to show their fans how they spent this special day and to wish everyone a happy holiday.

This is how we’ve found out that singer Taylor Swift threw a big weekend-long Fourth of July beach party in Rhode Island. She had a blast with other celebrities invited, including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Platten, Karlie Kloss, Uzo Aduba, Ruby Rose and Gigi Hadid. Her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, who was wearing a nice “I ♥ T.S.” tank top, was also by Taylor’s side.

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Dressed in matching patriotic outfits, they all posed for a picture, with fireworks sparkling in the background.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, who separated over one year ago, have put family first on this special day and forgot about all differences for the sake of their three children. As it turns out, they spent the day together and attended the Fourth of July Parade in the Pacific Palisades, California.

Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend preferred to relax by the pool in the Hamptons, and an Instagram post stands as proof of that.

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“The Martian” star Mark Wahlberg also celebrated with his family, as a photo posted by the actor on social media shows him surrounded by his kids and wife in the pool.

Pop singer Justin Bieber, on the other hand, spent the 4th of July weekend wakeboarding in Miami. He also started quite a frenzy online while doing that, as he revealed a bit too much by riding the waves in Calvin Klein undies instead of a pair of swimming trunks.

It’s not clear if he did it on purpose, but his choice of wardrobe for the occasion was a bit off, given that his see-through designer boxer briefs left little to the imagination.

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt celebrated the Fourth of July by announcing they recently welcomed their second child together. The proud father broke the news on Twitter on Independence Day, also revealing the name of the baby in the process – Violet.

As for the Kardashian family, it seems that Kim stayed at home to avoid culinary temptations and stick to her Atkins diet, while her sister Kourtney chilled in Miami during the weekend with pop crooner Bieber.

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Kylie Jenner, on the other hand, reportedly rekindled the romance with Tyga during the Independence Day celebrations, and her older sister Khloe is said to have celebrated the holiday with NBA All-Star James Harden in a cabana at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.

So here you have it, stars mark important holidays doing what everybody else does,  the difference being that their snaps on social media are way more popular than yours or mine.

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