As every July 4th, Americans go out to the streets to proudly celebrate America's Independence Day.
In the United States there is a very important date where its inhabitants recognize and make a tribute every year to the ancestors who fought for freedom from British power. The holiday is lived in every American family that proudly commemorates the founding of the country.
It is a holiday in which red, blue and white colors decorate the cities, the sky is illuminated with fireworks, and grills light the gardens, while in some cities who love hot dogs have their own contest.
Here is the story of the 4th of July.
On that day in 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence two days after a vote on separation from the United Kingdom. The Declaration, drafted by Thomas Jefferson (who eventually became president and died on the 4th), is basically the United States of America's birth certificate: that day The United States of America was declared a nation independent of British power.
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston formed the committee that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, considered the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. The committee and Congress as a whole made a total of 86 changes to Jefferson's draft.
Although these Founding Fathers signed the document in the 1700s, Independence Day did not officially become a holiday until 1870, and became a federally paid holiday in 1941. Taken from: CNN article.
Already knowing the origin of this celebration, this is the opportunity for Americans to enjoy the outdoors, throughout the country there are barbecues, picnics or camping trips take place. The good weather of the time helps families and friends to enjoy together and exalt the patriotic spirit. The country is filled with flags with their stars and stripes since the national flag is the protagonist of independence day.
And one of the central and most important activities in the festival is the commemoration with parades in many cities of the country. One of the most special and famous is the one in the capital, Washington D.C.
On this day, the protagonist is the patriotism that is reflected in the streets of the country, where families dress in T-shirts with the colors of the flag of the country, with parades that fill with pride and food such as hot dogs. This day is enjoyed to the fullest!
Now I want you to tell me how you enjoyed this independence party, what were your plans? and if you are not or do not live in the United States tell me what do you think of this celebration?
I read you Latino friends of the world.