The Independence Day of the United States, also known as the 4th of July. It is a federal celebration of the United States marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. U.S. Independence Day is unimaginable without fireworks. On this day many parades, carnivals, fairs, and concerts are organized around the country. Families go on picnics, grill meat, or eat hot dogs in nature. Various other public or private events take place because Americans are very proud of this day, and they celebrate U.S. history and traditions.
The American War of Independence (1775-1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united colonies. The war was the culmination of the American Revolution. During this war, the colonists overthrew British rule. In 1775, the revolutionaries took control of the governments of all thirteen colonies, convened the Second Continental Congress, and formed the Continental Army. On July 4, 1776, representatives of thirteen colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, which marked the beginning of a new country called the United States. The basis of the declaration was the project prepared by Tom Jefferson. Although, the independence of the United States was finally recognized only in 1783, when Britain signed the Treaty of Versailles, the official Independence Day is July 4th.
Independence Day is a U.S. public holiday, and the main purpose of this day is to demonstrate the patriotism. Like other U.S. summer holidays, Independence Day is celebrated in the open air and all events take place in parks or at riverbanks. On this day, all federal agencies, such as the post office and federal courts, are closed all day except for emergency services. Many politicians appear today on public events that exalt the American legacy, laws, history, society, and people. The holiday decorations are basically the colors of the U.S. flag – red, white, and blue. Parades often take place in the morning, and the show of fireworks are always organized in the evening in places such as parks, town squares or amusement parks. During the release of the fireworks, the American anthem God Bless America is sung. The lyrics of many of the other patriotic songs dedicated to the July 4th reflect images of the U.S. War of Independence and the War of 1812. Cannon salutes, known as salutes in honor of the Union, are shot in each state at noon on July 4th.
The Oldest Warship
Another July 4th tradition is when the USS Constitution enters Boston Harbor and runs a volley in honor of Independence Day. The oldest warship in the world that is still sailing, leaves its berth at Charlestown Naval Shipyard on July 4 each year and passes through the port. The ship, called the Old Armored Vehicle, arrives at the Independence Fort on Castle Island, where it launches a 21-shot volley. The captain of the ship greets the crowd, and one naval officer reads the Declaration of Independence.