Independence Day; a historic event celebrated on the 4th of July.
This date is very important for American people, as it marks the day their country became its own nation.
All Americans gather to celebrate by parading with decorations and clothing in the colors of their flag (red, white, and blue), and, of course, it’s the perfect time to eat traditional dishes and to end the day with an incredible fireworks display.
A curious and not so well known fact about this date is that on July 2nd, 1776, the vote for the Independence was won. A few days later (July 4th) in the same year, the document that accredited it was printed, thus establishing the United States of America.
This is why the 4th of July is celebrated.
Ways to celebrate Independence Day
You can participate in a parade!
Americans love parades, whether they are held at midnight or at a more reasonable hour.
On this very special day, people gather in the streets of towns and cities across the country to watch floats, horses, cheerleaders, military units, and marching bands pass by, often waving flags.
Enjoy traditional dishes
Who doesn’t love hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, and steaks? Rain or shine, you can bet there will be a grill fired up in almost every American neighborhood.
Whether shared with family, friends, or neighbors, get-togethers and block parties provide a great way to build a sense of community and celebrate American independence.
Don´t forget to wear red, white, and blue
It’s time to combine your favorite clothing items in red, white, and blue.
On this date, everyone dresses from head to toe in these colors.
After all, it is a way to be more closely connected to the celebration.
Enjoy the show
It is an American tradition to buy flares, flowers, and candles and light them prior to the event.
Then the fireworks will go on all the way to the end of the celebration.
So take seat with your loved ones, breathe, be thankful, and enjoy the lights that illuminate the sky.