Happy 4th of July, which is also called as ‘Independence Day,’ marks the celebration of the Declaration of Independence as well as a federal holiday in the United States of America.

The celebration of this day is marked generally with festivities, parades, barbeques, fireworks, picnics and baseball games as well.

Many people often mark the celebration of the occasion with private and public events celebrating the history, government as well as the traditions of the United States. The 4th of July celebrations each year is often marked with the newly turned politicians giving a speech at such events to let the people of their country know about their heritage and support. Most often, the Americans also display the American flag just outside their house or buildings on this day.

Well, let’s get to know a little about the history of Fourth of July in brief. It was back in the year 1775, people who resided in New England started fighting with the British to attain their independence. The Native Americans resided in the country before the European settlers reached. Later, on July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favour of getting independence from the rule of Great Britain. On July 4, the Congress signed and approved the Declaration of Independence after which the document was published finally.

Well, now that you know why the day is celebrated as ‘Independence Day,’ please enjoy the day with your loves ones and do appreciate the sacrifices the people made at the time. It is because of them that you now have the freedom you like as an American. So let us all be a good citizen of our nation and help United States grow into a better country as the days pass by.

Happy 4th of July to all! May the United States always flourish and celebrate several more years of Independence.

-Jai Gupta

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