Independence Day – the time for celebration, honor and patriotism. Today is the Independence Day of USA, commonly know as 4th of July. USA declared independence from Great Britain, like many other nations around the world, in 4th of July, 1776. So it is time to get your red for victory, white for purity and blue for loyalty and start celebrating!
Happy 4th of July
History Behind 4th of July / Independence Day
4th of July has been a federal holiday in the USA since 1941. However, the tradition of celebrating goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-1783). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolution declared their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence. A historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, who later served as one of the Presidents of United States. From 1776 until the present day, 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.
If you are looking for events across America for celebrating 4th of July, the list is endless. Independence Day falling in mid summer makes it the perfect time for outdoor activities. The celebrations has become a major focus on the holiday and is filled with leisure activities, family reunions, fireworks, parades, carnivals, picnics, concerts, political speeches and BBQ’s. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag, which you will be seeing in front of every house hung high above their roof, accompanied by the ‘The Star-Spangled Banner, which is the national anthem of the USA.
4th of July Events and Activities
The city of tea parties and famously known for Boston Harborfest, which starts in late June and continues through the 4th of July celebrations
Where you can catch three nights of fireworks from the Navy Pier and performances by local bands
Mount Rushmore Events:
A place where you will see a tribute to great American Presidents and amazing fireworks
Enjoy celebrations at Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, Sea World and more
City of Philadelphia will have fireworks over the Delaware Rover, gospel concerts and performances in front of Independence Hall
San Francisco Events:
Takes place at Pier 39, there are free family fun, bands, street performers, marionettes, face-painting, and of course fireworks
The nation’s capital is the site of numerous celebrations starting with parades and ending with Smithsonian Folklife Festival
New York Events:
Visit the Statue of Liberty and watch the fireworks over the water
For more 4th of July events across the country, visit the Event Guide. Happy Birthday America!