Important facts you want to know about “The Fourth of July”
What do we celebrate: INDEPENDENCE DAY! It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain.
When did this happen: On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. Two days later, on July 4, 1776, the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the document was published.
When was the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence: July 8, 1776.
What is the Declaration of Independence: a historic document which had been written largely by Thomas Jefferson.
Interesting facts: Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 -the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
When it became a Federal Holiday: Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941,.
How do we celebrate: Independence Day is a day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom. Activities associated with the day include watermelon or hotdog eating competitions and sporting events, such as baseball games, three-legged races, swimming activities and tug-of-war games.