A day of jubilation and celebration, a day to remember freedom, a day to thank the brave soldiers who died fighting for our rights and freedom, a day to show respect and gratitude towards your motherland. The 4th of July, or Independence Day as we would fondly call it, is a day of celebration for all Americans.
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the declaration of independence of the united colonies from the British Rule in 1776. Therefore, this made the US one of the first countries to be an independent nation.
It’s a day when the Americans celebrate their freedom from England. So, on this day-fireworks, parades, carnivals, street plays, family reunions, political speeches are a common sight on the streets of America!
It’s that time of year again! Let’s celebrate it together.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
The National Independence Day Parade is held annually on the 4th of July, in Washington, D.C. It includes various military performers, contingents, marching bands, fire trucks, and community organizations.
So, the parade is a way to pay reverence to the brave soldiers of the country and to celebrate the victory.
Fireworks at town squares, fairgrounds, and parks are also a traditional way to celebrate Independence Day in the US. These fireworks represent the 3 projecting colors of the US Flag- White, Blue, Green.
It is also day to relax and reunite with the family. So, People in the United States see this day as a family get together day, certainly to spend quality time together at the beach, or indulge in some outdoor sports by the lake. On this day, the American people show their patriotism through their outfits. Not only kids but also are seen wearing,
- red, white, and/or blue colors
- Clothes with American symbols
- Sartorial with the American flag
- They also display American flags in front of their buildings, cars, etc.
- People also dress up their pets in clothes with patriotic symbols.
TRADITIONAL FOOD AND DELICACIES
The fourth of July is also celebrated with some traditional delicacies –
Family BBQs are common fixtures on this day. So, Fresh meat pieces marinated in a hot lip-smacking sauce and served with favorite add-ons such as beans and dips.
HOT DOGS AND BURGERS
Of Course Any American fiesta is incomplete without burgers! Right?
Hot dogs and burgers are the most iconic foods on the grill. For this reason the day is the national excuse to indulge and enjoy these sumptuous delights.
HERE ARE A FEW ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT THE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN US.
- On 4th July 1776, the United States of America announced its freedom from England by signing the Declaration of Independence.
- The 4th of July wasn’t declared as an official holiday until 1870. It had to go through Congressional law and declaration.
- Until 1914, Independence Day was considered an unpaid holiday for federal employees in the US.
- The first independent US flag had the stars for all the states arranged in a circle, to express that all states were considered equal.