Written by Sanjana Nayakanti, a grade 6 student!
The 4th of July is celebrated as Independence Day in the US.
It’s a national holiday in the United States of America. Let’s dive into more details and know the significance of this most special day for all Americans!
July 4th is one of the most special holidays in the United States. It was the day 13 colonies of the United States got independence from Great Britain in 1776. After a big, on July 2nd, 1776, Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence of the United States. However, it was declared on the 4th of July 1776.
On July 4th America has a great feast and no one ever thinks about the discrimination of black and white. It seems that all Americans come together for this proud moment with all their pride for the country. There is a beautiful sight to watch in the sky. It is full of fireworks, sky lanterns, and many more amazing things put up in the sky to show the pride they have for their nation.
The fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs. But all this is during the night. The day celebrations are packed with parades, carnivals, barbeques, family reunions, community reunions, political speeches, parties, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and many other events to celebrate traditions of the Americans!
Also, a salute of one gun for each state in the United States called a “salute to the union,” is fired on this day at noon by their military base.
Since then. July 4, 1776, is celebrated as America’s Birthday making the country 245 years old today!