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Fourth Of July Celebration

Updated on May 31, 2011

What Does the Fourth of July Celebration Represent?

The Fourth of July celebration is a high point of the summer season. It is about picnics, parties, families and fireworks. The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day. It is the day that America broke off from Greath Britain and became an independent country.The Fourth of July is an American holiday that celebrates the country's birthday.

The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on July 4, 1776 in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylania. On July 8, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly in Philadelphia's Independence Square. At that time the people celebrated with the ringing of bells and band music. The following year the anniversary of the signing was celebrated with the end of Congress along with a day of bonfires, bells and fireworks. America now celebrates the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" every year with picnics, family gatherings, fireworks and fun.

Fourth of July Celebration
Fourth of July Celebration

Popular Ways To Celebrate Independence Day

America celebrates the Fourth of July with picnics. Popular menu choices are:

  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Fried Chicken
  • BBQ
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Brownies
  • Watermelon
  • Apple Pie

Cities and towns across America have fireworks displays in the evening. Fourth of July celebrations are just about American as you can get and everyone looks forward to the day every year.

Largest Fourth of July Celebration For Fireworks

Fourth of July Celebration Party

It's the Fourth of July and you want to have a party. Well, Independence Day is a great day to have one. The first thing to do is decorate with red, white and blue. We had a great party last year at our house. We used solid color table cloths in red, white, blue. I wrapped up plastic silverware in patriotic theme napkins and tied them with a ribbon. I used center pieces on the table which were sparkly stars on aluminum stems. I also but a patriotic banner up draped across our deck.

We supplied the ribs and everyone brought a dish so it was potluck. I made an audio CD of patriotic songs such as God Bless America, Stars and Stripes, and Yankee Doodle Dandy plus other patriotic songs and had it playing in the background. We ate, played games like corn hole and badminton and had some sparklers for the kids. The Fourth of July party was a hit for everyone. Hope you all enjoy your Fourth of July celebration this year. God Bless The USA!


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    • nikki1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub, loved reading it.

    • Dobson profile image


      8 years ago from Virginia

      I like the way to you break down the fourth of July here so that those not in America can understand the significance. Maybe even those friends of ours who slept through US history in high school will pull something from it. Good work!


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