Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?

To Americans, the 4th of July is their Independence Day and a national holiday. This day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 4th of July is Independence Day in the United States. On the 4th of July in 1776, the United States gained independence from Great Britain by the Continental Congress. 12 of the 13 North American colonies voted for the separation from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert. R. Livingston drafted the Declaration of Independence, though Thomas Jefferson was the primary author. The Declaration of Independence was officially adopted on July 4th, 1776.

4th of July celebration with candles and sparkles

American families often celebrate the 4th of July with a picnic or barbecue. Decorations like streamers and balloons are generally colored red, white, and blue which are the colors of the American flag. Parades are held in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

If you want to read about fourth of July history in detail, you may visit History.com link.

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