How stars celebrated Fourth of July weekend (and Canada Day, too!)

The Fourth of July may commemorate our nation's independence -- but through the years, the date has evolved into a holiday of barbecues, consumption and prancing around in tiny, stars and stripes-adorned bikinis.

"Real Housewives" star Brandi Glanville took the latter to heart and shared a video of her dancing in a tiny thong bikini. Ariel Winter, who has no qualms about flaunting her fab figure, also shared a sexy snap of her backside. Selena Gomez, clad in track shorts and a sports bra, dove into the pool at her own Independence Day party.

RELATED: Taylor Swift celebrates Independence Day at PDA-filled beach bash with Tom Hiddleston, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Meanwhile, the rest of Taylor Swift's squad, which included Ruby Rose, Rachel Platten, Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively and Uzo Aduba to name a few, partied at the singer's annual July 4th bash in Rhode Island.

See how stars celebrated the Fourth of July -- and Canada Day (hello, Shay Mitchell and Nina Dobrev) -- in the gallery above.

Celebs Love Showing Their Patriotic Pride
Celebs Love Showing Their Patriotic Pride

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