Independence Day America
America Independence Day 2014
When: 4th July
The United States Independence Day is the most important national holidaythat commemorates the anniversary of American independencefrom Great Britain on 4th July 1776. A dynamic nation with vibrant people, the US claimed its independence from Britain on 4th July 1776 and a historical document was there by drafted. This annual event is marked by festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and carnivals to family gatherings, picnics and outdoor barbecues.
Falling in mid-summer, the US Independence Day is symbolised by the American flag - citizens dressed up in red, white and blue, clothes with a flag pin, US flag drawn on cheeks and painted on nails. From hot dog eating contests to fireworksdisplay at night, and from dressing up patriotically to hosting barbecue party for family get together, the traditional celebrations of this major civic occasion are widespread throughout the country.
Get into the parade spirit and show your support by watching the US Independence Day Parade that takes place before a street audience at 11:45 am in Washington D.C., on Constitution Avenue. The Fourth of July Parade is the main event of the day, involving bands and drums troops, armed forcesand specialty units, giant balloons, horsemen, drill teams, national dignitaries, delegates, and celebrity participants. Accompanied with flag-waving and clapping by thousands of spectators, the parade reflects immense patriotic feel and red white and blue celebration of America's birthday!
One of the quit essential events of the US Independence Day is the President's message. Every Fourth of July, the President of the United States addresses the gathering with a rousing speech which is of utmost significance.
One can also partake of the fun and leisure activities of the day depending on where you live. If you're in Boston, you cannot afford to miss out on the annual Boston Harbor fest or the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the balcony of the Old State House. New York and San Diego play host to the country's biggest firework shows; and if you are in Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell, and witness the parades and fireworks display. If you happen to be in Washington D.C. on 4th of July, do not miss out on the National Parade on Constitution Avenue and other commemorative events.
With roots deep in the 18th century and the American Revolution, the spirit of the Fourth of July is not only about America officially becoming a nation, but also about patriotic celebration.
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