Tomorrow, the Fourth of July, Americans are going to celebrate US’s biggest national holiday. It is the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of their nation in 1776. Here’s some information you need to know about USA Independence Day.
What is the Holiday of USA Independence Day
Americans celebrate the biggest national holiday on the occasion of Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 every year.
Most of the Americans will enjoy a four-day weekend as July 4 is Tuesday this year and they may also take off the Monday before.
How People Celebrate USA Independence Day
How Americans celebrate their Independence Day? Well, they join the 2.5-mile parade along with cheerleaders, firemen, and even a Miss Fourth of July.
They gather in the famous park underneath the Brooklyn Bridge to enjoy fireworks. The show features 40,000 fireworks, and I suggest you don’t miss the 9 pm show this year.
Some visit their kin relatives, spend great times and eat lots of apple pies together or have fun in a holiday destination away from busy city life.
If you would like to get some great Independence Day USA celebration ideas, read this article by Rhiannon Edwards. He is a travel writer.
To my friend Maria, USA Independence Day is boring without parades, long ride, camping, barbecues, wine, beers, fireworks, movies, and family. Lots of things, huh!
What Happened On This Day
In 1776, US secured independence from the British Empire after the Revolutionary War. The 13 colonies (new Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) went on together to become the United States of America upon signing the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July 1776 and keep fighting until they won in 1777. “Independence Day” name wasn’t used until 1791. Later in 1870, it was declared as an unpaid holiday, and then in 1938, it was made a paid holiday.
What’s Open and Closed on the USA Independence Day
As Independence Day is a federal holiday, most of the offices will be closed. All government offices, banks, mail services and financial markets will remain closed. But some stores will be open all day or a couple of hours. It’s advisable to check before visiting or keep enough commodities before the celebration starts to spend a tense-free great holiday. For more information, check it out.
We hope you are going to spend the best Independence Day holiday ever. Don’t forget those who sacrificed lives for this independence.
God Bless America!