Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day

July 4

The Fourth of July
 – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – 
has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, 
but 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.


Wishing YOU well and much joy on this Independence Day.


Adam said...

Funny how it took until 1941 to be a official federal holiday

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy 4th of July, Snap!

Jeanie said...

Happy Fourth! Celebrate happy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope you had a happy 4th! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Hopes yours was a delight. Nice history lesson reminder. xox

Angie said...

Great summary of one of the summer's milestones … Belated Happy Fourth to you!

Nancy Chan said...

Happy Independence Day!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

A bit late but wishing you the very best of "after holidays"!!!