Independence Day Date: July 4
Independence Day is celebrated throughout the USA as a public holiday and its territories.
Independence Day the 4th of July is a federal holiday in the USA. Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence of American colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain. During the American revolution legal separation occurred on the 4th of July in 1776. A statement of declaration of independence was made by a committee of who Thomas Jefferson was the main author on the 2nd of July 1776. The statement of independence was debated and finally revised on the 4th of July by congress. Ironically the only two men to sign the declaration before becoming president were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson who both died on 4th July 1826 the 50th Anniversary of the United States of America (USA). Both men were the founding fathers of the USA.
As Independence day is in the summer most of the celebrations have a summer theme and most people organise events outside. This is a federal holiday so all of the less essential institutions and organisations are closed. Many political leaders appear at a patriotic event to help the people celebrate the American heritage. Families mainly enjoy the day off from work and school and organise a picnic or barbeque. Others use the day to incorporate a holiday or long weekend. The whole of the USA is decorated with Independence Day flags. streamers, balloons and anything representing the American flag of red white and blue.