The story behind the Independence Day celebration!
One of the special days that the United States of America witnesses every year is the “Fourth of July,” which ranks the independence of the United States of America from the British Empire after signing a document called the “Declaration of Independence.” Thus, that was the first time for the United States of American to have the opportunity to gain its freedom and independence since 1587.
Most of people do not know the reason why the Independence Day is considered a very important historical event for Americans. The Independence Day has a long story which started specifically in 1587 when the British Empire not only colonized the 13 states back then, but also exploited the American resources.
As a result, the representatives from each of the came together and started to fight the colonizers declaring a war of independence “Revolutionary War” against Britain, which eventually led to the full independence of the United States of America in 1776.
Consequently, Americans continued to celebrate Independence Day every year, in celebrations that allowed the new nation’s emerging political leaders to address citizens and create s feeling of unity, equality and freedom.
Types of celebrations on the Independence Day!
As a national holiday, people on this day try to enjoy their time to the fullest with their families and friends. They usually watch fireworks and parades while waving their blue, white and red American flags. Besides the most common symbol of the holiday which is the American flag, there is also the common musical accompaniment which is “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the national anthem of the United States.
People also go for barbecues and picnics, where the families make different types of food and kids play around with their bicycles and kites.
Some people enjoy this day by travelling to one of their favorite spots to relax and have some good time away from the loudness of the city. Others prefer to spend that day sleeping at their homes or watching movies all day long.
In addition, several countries have used that Declaration as a beacon in their own struggle for freedom throughout the history. These countries include the following: France, Greece, Poland, Russia and many countries in South America, which shows how the American Revolutionary War was a turning point and a huge transition not only for America but for the entire world as well.