The Continental Congress voted the Declaration of Independence o July 2nd, 1776. It proclaimed that the American colonies were no longer subordinate to the British monarchy. As a result, the moment when all the colonies adopted the Declaration became the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. 4th of July became the national holiday of the United States. While it has been celebrated since the XVIIIth century, Independence Day has become a federal holiday only in 1941.
Independence Day is celebrated with events all around the country and in American communities all around the world. It’s a festive occasion for which fireworks, concerts, carnivals, parades, and sports events are organized. Political speeches and family reunions are also traditional. Many people have barbeques and picnics, take part in games and wear red, white, and blue outfits.
Independence Day is celebrated each year on July 4th.
Yes, Independence Day is one of the ten federal holidays recognized by the United States Government. Federal non-essential government offices and private businesses are closed on Independence Day.