Happy 4th Of July!

Americans come together on July 4 to celebrate the nation’s birthday and Independence Day. On this day, most Americans enjoy grills in their backyards, at beaches, or in parks. Some partake in parades or marches and enjoy the fireworks that are often launched at dusk. We kick off the festivities with details, trivia, and anything else you need to know about Independence Day. Happy Fourth!

The History Of Independence Day

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

What Is the 4th of July, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

What is the 4th of July, anyway? July 4th (also known as Independence Day) is an American holiday celebrated annually. Some bonus trivia: The holiday falls on a Monday this year, giving many Americans a three-day holiday weekend.
While you’re thinking of fun 4th of July ideas for this year’s celebration (like planning a trip to see the best fireworks, shopping great sales, or sharing meaningful quotes on social media), you may wonder about the 4th of July’s history and its meaning to this nation. Why do we celebrate it each year? Well, don’t worry—we’re breaking it down for you with this 4th of July guide.

Where To Celebrate 4th July In The UK

Ok, so American Independence day isn’t exactly a celebration made for the British. But if you love a big party and you’re fond of all things yank, this is a date you don’t want to miss. What better way to celebrate the summer than with American music, American food, and some American-sized fun? Here are some of the best 4th July events going on in the UK.