Celebrate American Independence with Fireworks and Parades
The 4th of July, the day of independence for United States is indeed a moment of joy and pride for the free and fair state citizens across the globe. One can see celebrations running unhindered across the land on this day. In fact, the joy is lengthened if it comes in as a long weekend.
Independence Day History
In the year 1776, on the 2nd of July, the American Revolution achieved its long deserved freedom with the thirteen colonies of the Great Britain leaving the American lands forever. The legal separation of the thirteen colonies from the American lands occurred after the declaration was signed by the two leaders of the two countries jointly. This had been proposed by Richard Henry Lee, and was jointly signed by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Well, as is popularly believed, the declaration was not signed on the 4th of July, but actually on the 2nd of July. You may ask, why then is the 4th of July celebrated as the Independence Day. There are a few facts behind this change of date. The reason being, both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the 4th of July 1826, exactly 50 years after gaining independence. James Monroe, not a signer of the declaration, but the founding father of the United States also died on 4th of July. This is the main reason why 4th of July was finally declared as the Independence Day in America.
How it’s Celebrated?
Independence Day is a day to be with your family and see at the strength of the nation on various fronts. With picnics and barbeques, the celebration is definitely winning the American tradition. A lot of people honor the day by having American Flags displayed on their homes and even on public offices. Community fireworks are one of the best ways to celebrate this day which is organized by various communities in co-ordination with different government agencies. There are a lot of communities which happen to hold fireworks display to mark this day. Of course, there is also the common fireworks display that you will see happening around.
It is a federal holiday, recognized across the United States of America.