Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July in America?

celebrating the 4th in Cincinnati Ohio

It’s not the official start of summer or the date of MLB All-Star Game.

It’s the date to remember because the founding fathers decided enough was enough and signed their names to the Declaration of Independence.  

The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941.  However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

It’s ok to enjoy the parades, bbq’s and time off with family celebrating the 4th of July.  It’s also good to understand we’re able to celebrate because of the determination and sacrifices made hundreds of years ago.

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

4th of July Celebrations