Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.
Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special. Independence Day is a patriotic holiday for celebrating the positive aspects of the United States. Above all, people in the United States express and give thanks for the freedom and liberties fought by the first generation of many of today's Americans.
The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream. We invite all nations to celebrate with Americans on this Fourth of July.
Happy Birthday, America!