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USA Independence day

Автор: 04.07.2016 | holiday, USA
July 4th is considered the birthday of the United States as a free and independent country.

Most Americans refer to this holiday just for its date – the Fourth of July, this very day Congress approved the Declaration of Independence which was signed by the President of the Second Continental Congress, John Hancock and the secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson.

Those times residents of thirteen British colonies located along the eastern coast of what is now the United States, waged war with the British king and parliament, as they believed that they were treating them unfairly.

Nowadays the national holiday of the Fourth of July is marked with fireworks, picnics and other outdoor activities, as well as concerts and patriotic speeches, festivals and historical reconstructions. The friendly celebration is joined by neighbouring areas of Canada, as well as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Guatemala and the Philippines. Wide celebration also takes place in other countries where there is the USA diplomatic corps.

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