O Say Can You See? It’s Independence Day

Ah, July 4th. A date we’ve all heard of. But what is it actually all about?

Independence Day is also known as the fourth of July and is a federal holiday in the United States. It commemorates the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776, which declared America’s independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is associated with activities and events which involves things such as: fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals,, picnics, concerts, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies etc, alongside celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

I spoke to my friend Kristy, who lives in Florida, USA, about the celebrations that happen for Independence Day.

Hey Kristy! Could you tell me a bit about the celebrations that take place for July 4th?

No matter where you go to celebrate Fourth of July there are ALWAYS fireworks! Most places sell beer and burgers and hotdogs! Everyone usually wears red, white or blue! And many, many flags everywhere!

That sounds amazing! What do you personally do to celebrate?

I usually have a block party in my neighbourhood full of BBQ’s, hotdogs, hamburgers, yard games and drinks! We have sparklers and mini fireworks but at night time the sky is always full of fireworks from multiple places! It’s a lot of fun!

What about local places? What do they get up to?

Schools are usually out by then so it’s just summer break. The beaches usually have beach parties, Universal Studios in Orlando sometimes have special deals, most car places have big sales during Fourth of July weekend .There are also lots of parades too.

So, that’s a little insight to Independence Day for you!

What do you know about Independence Day? Do you know of any celebrations? Why not comment below?

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