WESTFIELD - The Fourth of July is known for its traditions, and New Jersey residents know exactly how to keep those traditions alive.

Whether hosting a family picnic or heading to the mall for annual holiday sales, people across the Garden State spent America's birthday with loved ones.

Many families say barbecues are crucial to the day's festivities, as are fireworks displays.

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