Let us get together to commemorate Independence Day on 4th July 2022 with great fervor and enthusiasm. On this day, independence was sought from the British Crown by Americans, so they feel very proud of this day.
History of Independence Day
On July 4th, 1776, the United States of America sought its independence from England by signing the Declaration of Independence. While the signing of the Declaration itself was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday is seen as the official anniversary of U.S. independence.
Although Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of independence in 1777 with spontaneous celebrations in the streets of Philadelphia, the first recorded use of the name "Independence Day" wasn't until 1791 and Independence Day celebrations only became common after the War of 1812. By the 1870s, Independence Day had become the most important secular holiday on the American calendar and has transformed into what is known as the 4th of July today. In 1870, The U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees, though it wasn't until 1941 that Congress declared Independence Day to be a paid federal holiday.
How is Independence Day Celebrated in the USA?
Independence Day is celebrated amidst decorations, parades, fireworks, streamers and balloons, lake trips, and get-togethers. Major cities in the USA, where this day is celebrated include the following:
In an area packed to the brim with fantastic patriotic attractions, it’s hard to pick just one, which is why we’ll recommend various attractions within Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, most museums are still closed in DC but you can still visit outdoor locations such as memorials for Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. You can also pay thanks to fallen soldiers at the WWII memorial.
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
The gigantic faces of four great American presidents carved from granite rock at Mount Rushmore showcase America’s rich history, artistic zeal, and natural beauty. The four sculptures were completed in 1921 as a way to promote tourism to the area. Although they were never completed due to funding issues, the concept has since been successful, as the memorial now attracts over three million annual visitors. Mount Rushmore, in general, is a symbol of the nation’s ideals of freedom and democracy. It also represents our country’s birth, growth, and preservation.
The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
Perched on a steeple across from the Liberty Bell Center, the Liberty Bell is among the most popular top U.S. travel destinations. It’s said to have been the first sound Americans heard before the Declaration of Independence was read. It was of significance during World War I, when the bell helped unite Americans at a time when the country was in deep political and financial troubles. Previously known as the State Bell, the Liberty Bell gained even more patriotic importance after slavery abolitionists adopted its symbol. Its last big crack occurred on Washington’s Birthday, and even though it doesn’t ring anymore, it’s a symbol of our country’s unity and endurance through history. What’s most exciting about adding the Liberty Bell to your list is that it’s surrounded by a bunch of other popular patriotic spots, such as Independence Hall.
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
If you would like to pay homage to America’s most heroic fallen soldiers, Arlington National Cemetery is an excellent patriotic spot for you. It is the country’s largest military cemetery, spanning over 600 acres. The cemetery has been the final resting place for more than 400,000 military veterans who’ve lost their lives since the American Civil War. Some notable graves to check out include President John F. Kennedy, Audie L. Murphy, and Glenn Miller. Besides the 600-acre cemetery, the Arlington National Cemetery also features interesting historical attractions such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and its famous ceremony, known as the Changing of the Guard.
The Freedom Trail, Boston
The famous American Revolutionary War started in Boston, and the 2.5-mile red-bricked route on the Freedom Trail is the best place to experience what it was like. The Freedom Trail connects sixteen sites, each signifying a milestone in the Revolutionary War. It starts at Boston Common and ends at Bunker Hill, but you can begin your tour anywhere. The trail is made up of historical churches and war hero cemeteries, meeting houses, iconic museums, and a horde of other historical attractions that portray America’s patriotism. While guided tours are the most popular way to explore this iconic trail, you can also take the tour on your own.
Celebration of Independence Day in Mexico
Every year, on the 16th of September, this moment is reenacted in every plaza in Mexico. Every year, Father Miguel Hidalgo, or somebody who pretends to be him, would go up the belfry and ring the bell of freedom. Every year, they commemorate their first step towards independence. So big is this event that Mexicans all over the world take time to celebrate this occasion.
When Independence Day comes, all the streets, houses,s and buildings are decorated with vivid colors. The three colors of the Mexican flag proudly hang all over the plaza and the whole town. Of course, the biggest celebration of all would be in Mexico City, in the main plaza called the Zocalo. The Zocalo would be filled to the brim with people eager to celebrate the occasion and vendors selling assorted things. One can buy almost anything from them: from hats to refreshments to chairs to rest on. Of course, the leaders of Mexico are there also. They come to show the world that the independence they have earned after a decade of revolution is still valued and celebrated with pride.
Celebration of Independence Day in the Caribbean
An Independence Day is an annual event when people of the Caribbean celebrate their independence. It includes nationwide events such as festivals, street dances, concerts, parades, and fireworks. People often wear clothing and accessories that prominently feature the nation’s flag or traditional dress. Caribbean independence days are celebrated all over the world. For example—in the UK people of the Caribbean celebrate their country’s independence with events, parties, and displaying the nation’s flag.
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