Independence Day of USA
Fourth of July which is also known as Independence Day or July 4th. People of United states of America observe Federal holiday on 4th of July every year since 1941. In the year 2021, Independence Day will start from 4th of July on Sunday and the federal holiday will be observed on 5th of July 2021.
On 2nd of July 1776 the continental Congress voted for the Independence Day from Britain but they didn’t respond on that day but later on 4th of July 13 colonies from America have accepted the declaration of Independence Day, this historic document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 till present day people celebrate Independence Day every year as the birth of the “United State of America”. Since 1776 USA Independence Day offer federal holiday.
How People of USA celebrate their Independence Day?
Independence Day will be celebrated as a public or private event of history, government and traditions of America.
Some of these celebrations include;
Fireworks have been the major part of Independence Day. Fireworks basically represents three major colors of the American flag. Which is red, white and blue. Fireworks are observed since 1777.
On every year National Independence Day is hosted by many towns. It includes military performers, invited guests, 257th army band, the joint-service honor guard battalion of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, officers of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and representatives of the foreign expatriate communities.
Due to COVID situation the national parade was cancelled in 2020. Unfortunately, it will not occur in 2021 as well.
Lighting sparklers are the tradition to celebrate the national day, it slowly burns in hands and it is a type of hand fireworks which emits colored sparks.
New clothes are made for the people. Mostly people wear traditional clothes like color of their national flag, or a combination of all three-color i.e., red white and blue. Also, there are stalls for many people to paint their national flag on their bodies.
Foods & Festivals:
Mostly people prepare a Cake with a flag on it to celebrate this national day with their loved ones and in memory of their lost heroes. BBQ is the party food for the people of USA, BBQ is fashion cuisine since 1600s, and now it ultimately became the party food
Hamburgers and hotdogs are the most iconic food of America, they are common meals of Independence Day. Every year there is a competition for hotdogs in “Nathan hotdogs Eating contest” at Nathan Famous corporation. This contest gained more interaction of people in the past years.
In USA, every street, house puts up a national flag and many individuals also have their vehicles covered around with the National Flag. Apart from that people use plates, cups and other items which are all marked with the American flag as part of this day.
National Flags are commonly seen everywhere on the Independence Day.
On this occasion, Balloons and streamers make the party more Fabolous as every house and event locations are decorated with balloons and banners of the American flag.
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“Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower