Friday, 4 July 2014

July 4, 1776

The Independence Day 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.

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

Instead they now formed a new nation named the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2.


A committee had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence.


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 Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Happy Holidays!