The fourth of July is celebrated in the US as Independence Day. The tradition of Independence Day goes back to 18th century when the Continental Congress in the US voted in favor of independence on July 2nd.
Two days later, the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted by delegates from the 13 colonies.
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.
4th of July is, as some of you might know, the day on which America celebrates its Independence Day.
This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which declared that the 13 American colonies were not under British rule any longer, but rather were free, independent states.
Across the US, parades, parties and firework displays are held in celebration. It is customary for Americans to spend the day with friends and family, sharing food and decorating homes and clothes with the US flag.
At the first celebration in 1777, fireworks lit up the sky in celebration, despite the US still in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Ever since, on the 4th of July, firework displays have been held across the country.