One of the most important holidays in America is approaching this July, and it is Independence Day! It is an anniversary of Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson – the third president of America, officially approved in July 4, 1776 Philadelphia, and declaring America’s independence from Britain. You can find these inspiring sentences in the Declaration of Independence such as “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that they are among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
As the U.S. Independence Day comes, you shall never miss those unique activities.
On this important day, churches in the whole America ring their bells together to celebrate this great day. And the first bell ringed is the Liberty Bell in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of U.S. independence. You can this famous inscription on Liberty Bell: PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF.
Parade is the most featured and traditional activity on Independence Day. Towns and cities are flooded with parades and floats.
Independence Day is a good chance for officials and politicians to deliver their free speeches to praise America and its traditions and values. Barack Obama started his speech on Independence Day 2013 with the warm greetings: Hi, everybody. I hope you all had a safe and happy Fourth of July, filled with parades, cookouts, fireworks and family reunions.
Family and friends gather together
Family member and friends gather together for outdoor activities such as barbecue, picnic, eating hot dogs and hamburgers, playing games on the grass in the warm summer air.
As the dusk comes, the grand fireworks begin. People gather in open places like parks, squares and fairgrounds. And this year you shall never miss firework displays in San Diego, CA; Chicago; Philadelphia; Boston; The East River, NY; and Washington D.C.
National flags everywhere
There are American flags everywhere on the Independence Day. The whole America is just like a flag ocean. There are flags held in hand, flags on cars, and clothes and headbands with flag designs, which fully expresses American people’s patriotic spirit.
Apart from those traditional activities, Independence Day is also about sports. So prepare some holiday articles and celebrate with your families and friends outside to enjoy a merry Independence Day 2014.