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Independence Day of USA
The 4th July is known as the Independence Day, and it is also known as “The Fourth of July.” Since 1941, 4th of July has been the Federal public holiday in the United States. But the Independence Day celebration traditions were following since American revolution took place in the 18th century. It is celebrated in the memory of declaration of independence of America from Great Britain in 1776.
A celebration of Independence Day
Independence Day is the day of public holiday in America. It is a day of family celebrations including barbecues, family picnic, and sports competitions. People show great enthusiasm on the American tradition of political freedom. More activities include baseball matches, swimming competition, and tug of war, watermelon and hotdogs eating competitions take place within the cities and area.
People display the flag of their county outside their buildings and homes. Several communities of America arrange patriotic music and fireworks on this day. But now the fireworks are mostly done by the Government in the big cities of the country. Some people take one or more holiday to spend a long weekend with their families on the beach or their favorite place.
4th July is a nationalist holiday for the celebration of the positive aspects of America. Many politicians give patriotic speeches on the public events to show their support for the people, heritage, and history of the country. The Statue of Liberty is the memorial Statue associated with the Independence Day. There are many other events practiced from the 18th century up till now including public events, fireworks, parades, concerts, carnivals, and fairs.
History of Independence Day
Since 1775, people of England start fighting with the Great British government for their freedom or independence. The 13 colonies of England rise voices for their freedom, and on July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress declared that thirteen colonies considered themselves a new nation as United State America and were no longer be the part of British Empire. On July 4, 1776, final wording for the declaration of Independence passed, and the Congress published the document. The first public reading of the verdict takes place on July 8, 1776. Delegates signed the declaration of independence on 2nd August 1776.
There was confusion for the date of independence. Some considered that 2nd of July was the day of independence, but other think its 4th of July when the Declaration of Independence approved. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both signers of the Declaration of Independence and later become presidents of the United States.
They died on the same date July 4, 1826, exactly after 50 years of implementation of the declaration, another president James Monroe also died on 4th July 1831, and the 30th president of America born on the date of Independence Day at 4th July 1872. He is the only president born on this date. So, in the history of USA 4th July has its significant importance so, the nation of America celebrate 4th of July as Independence Day.
How to celebrate Independence Day
The first explanation of how Independence Day would celebrate written in the letter from the John Adam to his wife on July 3, 1776. He described that the day must celebrate with parade and pomp, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and fireworks in the entire United States. People call it as a federal holiday and the term Independence Day was not common until 1791.