US Independence Day - Why Do We Celebrate 4th Of July

US Independence Day is celebrated on Fourth of July. Why Do We Celebrate 4th Of July? On this date The United States got freedom and acquired its own separate identity as a free and an independent state. This day recalls the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.


US Independence Day History

The people of the 13 British colonies which were located along the eastern cost were involved in the war on the treatment which they were receiving from the king. These same colonies are now United States. The war began in 1775. 

When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical.

By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence. Thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in Thomas Paine's bestselling pamphlet "Common Sense," published in early 1776. 

The war which was begun for getting treatment, ended as a fight for freedom from England’s rule. In the declaration of independence, signed by the leaders of the colonies, in official terms colonies were referred to United States of America.

The Reason Why Do We Celebrate 4th Of July

After the Revolutionary War, Americans continued to venerate Independence Day every year, in revelry that allowed the new nation's emerging political leaders to address citizens and create a feeling of union. By the last decade of the 18th century, the two major political parties--Federalists and Democratic-Republicans-that had arisen began holding separate Independence Day celebrations in many large cities. 

It is a day of picnics and happiness. Patriotic parades are also a necessary part of the day. A night of concerts and fireworks adds in its beauty. The flying of the American flag is worth seeing. The 200th anniversary on July4, 1976 was a memorable occasion for the whole nation. It was marked by grand happenings and marvelous festivals.

US Independence Day Celebration

The tradition of patriotic celebration became even more extensive after the War of 1812, in which the United States again faced Great Britain. In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday in 1941, the proviso was stretched to grant a paid holiday to all federal workforce. 

Over the years, the political significance of the holiday would decline, but Independence Day remained an important national holiday and a sign of nationalism and loyalty. Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has since the late 19th century become a chief focal point of spare time activities and a familiar instance for family get-together, often involving fireworks and open-air barbecues. 

The most frequent mark of the holiday is the American flag, and a common musical auxiliary is "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States.

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