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. Many people display the American flag outside their homes or businesses on this day, and have a beautiful presentation of fireworks as the night grows dark.
Some brief history: 241 years ago, the people in New England began to fight the British for their Independence. On July 2nd, 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. Delegates began to sign the Declaration of Independence on August 2nd, 1776.
The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described the celebrations of this day as, "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations" throughout the United States. To this day, Americans have met this expectation, and we will continue to do so.
We hope you have a tremendous holiday, full of love, laughter, and tons of fun! Please be safe, and never forget the importance of Independence Day.