On this Independence Day, we celebrate the day that our country gained its independence from Great Britain. In 1776, a new nation was founded upon principles of democracy and freedom with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today, we remember those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and enjoy their historic legacy by taking part in parades and other festivities to honor them.
On July 4th, Americans will come together to commemorate what it means to be an American: free and equal under God. We set aside all-American summer activities like picnics, fireworks show (and yes… even apple pie). To help you get into the spirit of America’s birthday celebration – here are some fun facts about 4th July!
History of 4th July:
The Independence Day of the United States of America was declared by Britain’s King George III on 15th December 1776. It was officially recognized as Independence Day in 1777 when Pennsylvania celebrated independence from Britain. 7 years later (in 1787), it became an official federal holiday.
Independence Day is celebrated every year with great joy and enthusiasm in the United States of America. Independence Day of United States of America – 4th July is marked by exciting Independence Day celebrations all over the country, from small towns to big cities. Independence Day fireworks light up the skies with the bright colors of American national flags.
Various Independence Day activities take place prior to 4th July such as flag-raising ceremonies, concerts, fairs, etc. The Independence Day celebrations last for about 10 days (4-13 July). Independence Day parades are held on streets and communities across the country, which show how proud people are of living in a free country like the US.
It has become a very formalized and organized affair in recent years. Independence Day (4th July) is celebrated with great joy, enthusiasm, and pride to honor the Declaration of Independence by United States’ Founding Fathers on 4 July 1776. Independence Day is celebrated all over America with great pomp and show. Independence Day fireworks light up the skies with the colors of American national flags. Independence Day parades are held where community members march down decorated streets waving American flags and singing patriotic songs.
Independence Day is celebrated as a public holiday all over the United States of America. Independence Day celebrations are most extravagant, colorful, and lively in the capital city of Washington D.C., where the Declaration was signed and Independence Day officially recognized for federal holidays.
There’s also a second Independence Day celebration in Sandwich, Massachusetts – it’s said that this town was so eager to celebrate Independence, that they broke the official date and declared Independence two weeks before it was actually declared!
Independence Day Fireworks:
The best way to enjoy Independence Day fireworks is to be with family, friends, or in a community get-together. Independence Day fireworks are quite different from other fireworks that people use to celebrate the new year, Independence Day is the most colorful and attractive event of all festivals and holidays celebrated in America. Independence Day fireworks light up the skies with the colors of American national flags.
The best way to enjoy Independence Day fireworks is being at someplace that offers’ best view of the sky above you. Independence Day fireworks are quite different from other fireworks that people use to celebrate like the new year. Independence Day is the most colorful and attractive event of all festivals and holidays celebrated in America.
Ways to Celebrate Independence Day:
The 4th of July is a national holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s an American tradition to light fireworks and enjoy family get-togethers with friends in honor of this momentous occasion.
There are several ways you can celebrate America’s Independence Day from home or abroad:
- Watch Fireworks Celebrations Live or Online.
- Visit Your Local Parade.
- Host A Party at Home with Friends and Family.
- Attend A Patriotic Concert.
- Get Outside for Some Fun in The Sun.
- Buy an American Flag.
- Read some Historical Articles
- View Historic Photos of Past.
With these tips, you should be able to have a memorable 4th of July celebration. Why not try grilling some BBQ? If that doesn’t sound like your style, maybe go out for dinner and dessert with the family! Be sure to take care of yourself this holiday so you can enjoy all the festivities. Independence Day is about celebrating freedom from tyranny and oppression- what better way to do that than by taking time off work or school on one day in America?! Remembering where we came from will keep us grounded as we move forward into an uncertain future. Happy 4th of July everyone!