Everything you need to know about the Fourth of July
July 4th is the day on which the United States celebrates its independence. For any American or person living in the U.S., this is the perfect occasion to celebrate the country in all its splendor. Here’s everything you need to know about the famous “Fourth of July”.
A bit of history…July 4, 1776 is the day on which the United States was created. At that time there were not 50 states like today, there were 13 colonies that proclaimed themselves independent from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the country, drafted the Declaration of Independence, the rest is history. The country grew and grew to what it is today. Jefferson was later named the third president of the United States of America.
What is its significance? The historical meaning behind this celebration is one of freedom and independence. It is a special time for Americans to realize how fortunate they are to live in “the land of the free” or as the Star Spangled Banner (U.S. national anthem) says, “the land of the free.”
Independence Day is a special day for any country and the United States was to be no different. For Americans, celebrating the 4th of July is a way to give thanks for all that has gone into becoming the country that is America today.
How is it celebrated? The 4th of July is a date that is experienced with great excitement in the United States. One of the most typical ways to celebrate is by watching fireworks from a park or stadium. Fireworks light up the sky in red, white and blue and make it a very memorable celebration for all families.
However, the celebrations usually start before the fireworks. Many families go to the beach or to the park for a midday barbecue. Others prefer to go for a watermelon eating competition and others go to see the Fourth of July parades, which are full of music and fun.
What do you eat?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As we have already mentioned, families usually celebrate this holiday with large barbecues. Some of the most typical dishes at these barbecues are grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, accompanied by corn on the cob and coleslaw.
For dessert, this is a great opportunity to bring out your creative side and cook something fun and festive. Many families make fruit tarts in the colors of the American flag, while others take red, white and blue polo shirts, which look great and taste even better.+
No matter how you celebrate, Fourth of July is a holiday to spend the day with your family, friends and loved ones. For Americans, the 4th of July is one of the most important dates to recognize the significance of their culture and history. If you are planning to visit the country on these dates, be sure that you are going to have a day full of partying, music and fun.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]