Independence day is an American national holiday which celebrates the adoption of the formal declaration of independence on July 4,1776. This landmark document to create the 13 colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and had become independent state.
The declaration came about thanks to Richard Henry Lee of Virginia who proposed its creation. Founding father John Adams advance the idea of a manuscript and led by chief author Thomas Jefferson composed the written draft. The final edited version of the declaration of independence was approved on July 4. In it, One of the most famous ensues in the English language which underline the believe system of this new country and became a corner stone of american society.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” John F. Kennedy.
Celebrations of american independence day taken place since the adoption of the declaration. Meanwhile the city of Philadelphia first laid the grand celebration for today celebration with fireworks, speeches, music, parade and displays of red, white and blue.Eventually in 1938, the celebration became a paid federal holiday. All traditions continue as well e.g at military bases a fifty guns salute is fired to commemorate the independence of each of fifty states .
Today independence day is a prominent summer time. Event mark by shows of patriotism, outdoor activities and tributes. There also parade in the morning and fireworks displays at night plus the national anthem and other patriotic songs are also played.
The holiday has become so popular that first week of July is busiest time of the year for travel in the United States as american extend the long weekend to celebrate the birth of america and to pay tribute to the defining moment in american history.