Teresa Giudice Independence Day ... From Joe

7/5/2016 12:14 PM PDT

Teresa Giudice celebrated Fourth of July with her kids ... without Joe.

The 'Real Housewives' star and the kiddos spent the holiday at the Jersey Shore. Check out the photos ... Teresa's the pic of happy on the sand.

We're guessing Joe's 4th was more austere ... in a 6 x 8. He's 4 months into a 41-month prison stint.

Interesting fashion choices by Teresa.