The United States Independence Day is one of the most special, and patriotic, holidays in the USA. It’s celebrated every year on the 4th of July and is full of family, fireworks and fun! A quick bit of history for our UK users (because it’s important to know the reason behind the festivities!) – Independence Day celebrates the separation of the USA from Great Britain, and the United States’ declaration of independence.
People celebrate the 4th of July in many different ways; from having small family gatherings and picnics with friends, to throwing huge parties and eating and drinking until dawn. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you’ll see the American colors of red, white and blue splashed across everything and everyone!
If you haven’t decided what you’re going to do to celebrate Independence Day this year, here are a few ideas for you…
Attend a firework display – watching a firework display is one of the most popular ways to celebrate 4th of July. You’ll be spoilt for choice seeing as there are so many different ones held all across the country. Just go to Google, search for fireworks displays in your area and you’ll find a number of displays being held. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love watching fireworks?
Watch a parade – the atmosphere of the 4th of July parades are the epitome of ‘celebration’! If there’s a parade in your town, it’ll definitely be the place to be if you’re looking to have some fun to celebrate Independence Day. The colours, the music and the people are just a few of the things that make the parades so brilliant.
Go to a concert – there are lots of concerts held specifically to celebrate the 4th of July and what it means to the USA. Again, just head to Google to find out if there’s any concerts being held near you that you could attend. The atmosphere of a 4th of July concert will definitely rival that of the parades so be prepared to have some fun.
Have a barbecue – the Independence Day holiday is the perfect time to throw a family gathering and have a barbecue! Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and coleslaw are great foods to enjoy whilst celebrating Independence Day with all of your favorite people. And don’t forget the American flag cake to finish off.
Hanging the American flag from your house or car, dressing patriotically or making crafts for the 4th of July are also all great ways to get in to the spirit of celebrating one of the most important holidays in the USA.
Do you have plans for the 4th of July? We’d love to know what they are! Let us know what you’ll be doing by leaving a comment below…