Everyone looks forward to the celebration of the 4th of July, that hot time of year to blow off all the fireworks and show patriotism and listen to the Star Spangled Banner.
We celebrate the signing of what was to become the “Declaration of Independence”. This was signed on the 2nd of July 1776. The signing was followed by celebrations of cannon fire, bonfires and bell ringing. Then on the 4th of July, the document was ratified by the continental congress thus making the breakaway from Britain official.
The United States of America has celebrated the 4th of July ever since the break away from Great Britain; however, it did not become a Federal holiday until 1941 for federal employees. Nowadays the date is always widely celebrated by all Americans.