Happy Independence Day to all of you in the United States! The Independence Day, or also called Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a National Day of the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In it, The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies at that time regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
Independence Day is celebrated by decorating houses and places with patriotic displays, such as stars and stripes, as well as balloons and streamers in red, white, or blue, the colors of the American flag. People will also wear clothing in red, white, or blue. American cuisine such as hot dog, mac and cheese, and buffalo wings are served. In the morning, there will be parades in many cities of the United States. Afterwards families will have a picnic or a barbecue together. And at night, there will be firework displays all over the country, often accompanied by patriotic songs. In many cities, there will also be carnivals, fairs, concerts and baseball games.
Independence Day could also be celebrated by visiting museums to learn the history of the United States. Admission to some museums will be free of charge on the Fourth of July. Other museums will also hold entertainments to celebrate the Independence Day. Want to do something different? Join the celebration at Sulgrave Manor and Garden, the ancestral home of George Washington, one of the United States’ Founding Fathers and the first President of the United States.
If you are in the United States on the Independence Day, make sure to head to one of the city that hold a major display of fireworks, such as New York City, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Even if you do not celebrate the United States Independence Day, you could still share the spirit by learning more about American history, culture and heritage.
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