July 4th is a day for Americans to celebrate their independence from Britain. It began as a day of protest against British rule but has become one of the most important holidays in American history. On this day people gather together with friends and family to celebrate what makes the United States unique – its diversity, freedom, and great love of life!
What is the 4th of July?
The 4th of July is a U.S. holiday that celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It has been designated as a federal holiday by Congress since 1941 and is now celebrated with fireworks, barbeques, parades, and more!
In addition to being an important day in American history, it’s also one of our favorite holidays because it involves hanging out with friends and family.
If you’re looking to celebrate America’s Independence Day this year in style—and we know you are—check out our guide below for some great ideas on how to do so:
History of 4th July
The United States is a country that was founded on July 4th, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776 by 56 men representing each of the 13 original colonies: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut (the 5th), Massachusetts (the 6th), Maryland (the 8th), South Carolina (the 9th), New Hampshire (the 10th), Virginia (the 11th) and New York (the 12th).
The American flag consists of thirteen stripes that represent the 13 original colonies; white stars in the blue background symbolize each state that has been added to the Union since then. The red and white colors are also significant because they were used by George Washington during his command over colonial forces during the American Revolution.
- Barbeque Party
- Patriotic Music
This is a day to spend time with friends and loved ones.
This is a day to spend time with friends and loved ones. You can have a barbeque in the park, or go to the beach and have a picnic. If you want something more adventurous, try having an all-night party at your house with your closest friends!
If you’re feeling extra patriotic, watch fireworks from one of the many public displays around town (or even better, create your own!) If you’d rather be outside but still want to see some colorful lights in the sky, head out to your favorite open field or hilltop—but make sure not to bring any sparklers—and watch as they fill up the sky with beautiful colors before going out into the darkness.
Finally: if none of those options sound appealing enough for you… then maybe consider having a bonfire?
We hope that you have a wonderful time celebrating the 4th of July. If we can help you with any other ideas on how to celebrate this holiday, please feel free to reach out to us.