Independence Day also popularly known as the 4th Of July Or Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States which is celebrated every single year in order to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States on 4th July 1776.
On this very day, the Continental Congress announced that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain as well as they were now united, free, and also independent states. The Congress had voted to announce independence two days in advance, on July 2, but it was not declared up till July 4.
What is Independence Day (Fourth Of July) and Why it is Celebrated?
Fourth Of July, 4th July Or Independence Day is a patriotic holiday where people all around the United States celebrate the positive aspects of the country. On this day, many of the politicians appear at public events in order to show their support for the history, legacy as well as the people of their country.
When is Independence Day In USA Celebrated?
Independence Day is the National Day of the United States and it is celebrated every year on the Fourth of July. The day is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain held in the year 1776. If July 4 is a Saturday, then the day is observed on Friday, July 3. If July 4 is a Sunday then this national day is observed on Monday, July 5. This year in 2019, the day is going to be celebrated on the coming Thursday, July 4.
History of 4th July USA Independence Day
In the year 1775, people in New England started the battle against the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress in secret voted for independence from Great Britain. Two days later, the final announcement of the Declaration of Independence was declared and approved on July 4, 1776. After that, the document was published.
The first ever public reading of the Declaration of Independence was held on 8 July 1776. Delegates started to sign the Declaration of Independence on 2 August 1776. In the year 1870, Independence Day was made an unpaid holiday for federal employees and later in the year 1941, the day then turn out to be a paid holiday for them.
How Americans Celebrate 4th Of July?
4th of July or Independence Day is a happy day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, presenting a great deal of prominence on the American tradition of political freedom. Events related to the day comprises of sporting events like baseball games, three-legged races, swimming activities, and tug-of-war games. As well as there are other entertaining competitions like watermelon or hotdog eating competitions.
Many people on this patriotic day also display the American flag outside their homes or buildings. There are also several communities that arrange fireworks that often go along with patriotic music.
Independence Day is generally linked with family reunions, fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and more. Political speeches and ceremonies are also held on this day as well as several other public and private events are also held all over the United States in order to celebrate the history, government, and traditions of the country.