What comes to mind when you think of Independence Day? When it comes to summer, many people think of beach days and picnics with friends and family, barbecues, fireworks, and long weekends. The significance of the Fourth of July extends far beyond the ways in which modern Americans commemorate it.
What Do We Celebrate On The Fourth Of July?
Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is more than just a day off from work or school. When it comes to commemorating American freedoms and liberties, July 4th is an important date to remember. The 4th of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the United States of America as an independent country from the British Empire. America's founding document, the Declaration of Independence, was drafted and is still serving as the basis for our federal government's operations today.
July 4th is the only day of the year dedicated to commemorating the United States' independence. The United States would not exist today if it weren't for the brave patriots who fought for its independence. So, in light of all of this, how should we commemorate the Fourth of July and its deeper significance? Here is a slew of patriotic-themed activities for you to try out!
Outfitting Yourself In Patriotic Colours
Wearing red, white, and blue on July 4th is a common custom. It's hard to think of a country's pride without thinking of the colors of its flag: red, white, and blue. Wearing something with stars or even an American Flag print would be an excellent way to express your admiration for the United States of America. Don't put it off any longer; go out and get something red, white, and blue, or indulge in a red, white, and blue dessert. Be patriotic and show it!
Setting Off Fireworks
Setting off fireworks on July 4th is another patriotic tradition that is fun to participate in. People of all ages enjoy setting off fireworks at night. Many people, on the other hand, are unaware of its historical importance. Using fireworks is a tradition that dates back to the founding of the United States.
Fireworks were actually brought to the United States by early settlers, who used them to celebrate the country's independence. So, what exactly are you putting off doing now? This Fourth of July, remember the origins of the celebration by lighting up some fireworks!
Checking Out A Statue
Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without visiting a national monument. Our country's history can be learned from monuments in cities like Philadelphia and Boston, which are also excellent vacation destinations. It's also worth noting that Philadelphia was home to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and what a surreal experience it would be to be there today. Visit a monument or a historic city this July 4th to channel your inner patriot, in my opinion.
Don't Forget Why We Celebrate The Fourth Of July
This Fourth of July, as you bask in the sunshine with your family and friends, remember those who sacrificed so that you and yours could live free. Take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to call the United States of America home. Keep in mind that the Fourth of July is more than just a holiday.
Happy Independence Day!