The celebration of the Independence Day takes place on the 4th of July in the United States. This is the country’s most famous celebration.
It is celebrated at all towns and cities where nation’s patriotic sentiment is expressed in the form of: parades, barbeques, picnics, concerts, big firework shows and many more activities.
A patriotic day
One 4th of July of 1776, the United States signed a statement that announced its independence from the United Kingdom. From then on, this date is a symbol of celebration for Americans. They take advantage of the arrival of summer to celebrate and raise their flags.
How is the 4th of July celebrated?
Americans celebrate this day in different ways. How they do it depends of where they live. For example, a good rodeo day is something Texans love to do. In California, a trip to the beach or to the countryside either enjoying of a good picnic or a barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs are very common things. In Kentucky, jazz festivals take over the streets and the Declaration of Independence is read, live, at Boston’s Town Hall. Each place adapts the celebration to their taste.
Parades are also typical of the big cities – so are watermelon eating contests, where the winner is the one who manages to eat the most fruit.
However, the biggest celebration are the fireworks show. The most renowned place for its fireworks is the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island. This is a monument that in the mind of Americans has is closely related to the meaning of independence. Thus, fireworks fired at this place are the protagonists, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics used for the celebration.
Other famous locations are Lake Michigan, in Chicago, San Francisco Bay or the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C.
Overall, any celebration of the 4th of July gets started with raising the flag. After visiting the closest parade, people usually celebrate with their family and friends. Finally, they bring this celebration day to a end with the fireworks show.
God bless America and Happy Independence Day!