What comes to your mind when you think about Independence Day? Most people think about beach days, summer treats and gifts, barbecues, fireworks, and quality time spent with family and friends. The Fourth of July is celebrated in many ways by modern Americans, but the true meaning of the holiday goes much deeper.
Independence Day Means
What is Independence Day all about?
Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is more than a day off work or school. This is a historic day to celebrate the beginnings of American rights and freedoms, which are often taken for granted. The 4th of July marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which marked the separation of the United States from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence, which was drafted and then became America’s guidelines, is still the basis for our government.
The 4th of July is set aside as the day to celebrate America’s independence. The United States wouldn’t exist today without the brave patriots that fought for independence. How should we celebrate the Fourth of July? Here are a variety of activities you can do to bring out your inner patriot.
Celebrate Independence Day
Wearing Red White and Blue
Wearing red, white, and blue is a common Fourth of July tradition! The colors of the American Flag are red, white, and blue. They are often associated with American Pride. Wearing something with stars or American Flag prints will show that you are proud of the United States of America. Add something red, white, and blue to your closet today, or choose a sweet dessert. Let your patriotism show!
Set Fireworks Off
Set off fireworks is another wonderful tradition for Independence Day. It’s a great nighttime activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Many people are unaware that fireworks have a historical background. It is almost as old as America itself that people set off fireworks. Early settlers in the USA brought their love for fireworks and used them to celebrate American Independence. What are you waiting? Remember where this tradition began when you set off fireworks on the Fourth of July!
Visit A Monument
A visit to a monument is another patriotic way to celebrate the Fourth of July. The monuments of cities like Philadelphia and Boston offer a great insight into the history of our country, as well as being great places to vacation. It’s also worth noting that the Declaration of Independence, which was signed many years ago in Philadelphia, is still a great place to visit. I can tell you that one of the best things to do to channel your inner patriot on July 4th would be to visit a historical city or monument!
Independence Day is not just another day.
Take a moment on this Fourth of Independence to reflect on those who helped make American freedom possible. Recognize how lucky Americans are to be living in this country. Independence Day is not just a day.