Sunday April 22, 2018

4th of July

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Fireworks over City

The next upcoming 4th of July is celebrated/ observed on Thursday July 4th, 2018. 4th of July or July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday on July 4th. It marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This declared independence from Great Britain. It is the National Day of the United States. Later the observance of Constitution Citizenship Day marks when the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.

Celebration\ Observance

4th of July is celebrated during the day with picnics, barbecues, games, sporting events, 5K runs, or spending time outdoors with family and community. In the evening, fireworks are on display with patriotic music in the community or on television. The American flag is displayed outside houses and buildings. Some people take extra time off and go out of town for a short vacation.


July 4, 1776 marks the day the Declaration of Independence was voted in secretly by Congress for independence from Great Britain. The first sign of how this day would be celebrated was on July 3, 1776 from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, stating "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations." In 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both signers of the the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4- 50 years after the adoption.

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