Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the USA, is a significant national holiday in the country that commemorates the country’s declaration from British rule. Independence Day in the USA not only honours the country’s history but also pays tribute to the principles of freedom and democracy and expresses gratitude for the liberties enjoyed by the citizens. Fourth of July acknowledges the country’s rich history and foundational beliefs. It is the reflection of the traditions and the energetic ways Americans celebrate their Independence Day. The United States will be celebrating their 248th anniversary of its Independence on July 4 this year. We at LatestLY have curated the Fourth of July 2024 date, the day's history and significance to celebrate America's Independence Day.

Fourth of July 2024 Date

Every year on July 4, the United States of America celebrates their Independence Day together, which brings a sense of national unity and patriotism among the people.

Fourth of July History

The United States declared its freedom from British rule and incorporated democracy in its constitution on July 4, 1776. This was the day when Thomas Jefferson primarily penned the final text of the Declaration of Independence, which was accepted by the Continental Congress. However, it was not designated as a federal holiday until 1941.

Fourth of July is important as it signifies the genesis of the United States of America as a self-governing nation. It reflects the bravery and grit of the forefathers who participated in the struggle for liberty and freedom from British governance.

Fourth of July Significance

Independence Day of the USA holds excellent historical and cultural significance for its citizens. The day symbolises the ideals of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness upon which the nation was built. It reminds its people about the sacrifices made by the founding fathers and those who fought for independence, marking it as a celebration of the American spirit and unity.

Several events, traditions, and patriotic displays take place on the Fourth of July every year. You can witness parades, fireworks, concerts, picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and community activities where the American flag, with its red, white, and blue colours, is displayed. Besides, people often dress in patriotic outfits.

Thus, it is already time to gear up for a patriotic celebration on the Fourth of July. This time, indulge in some social work to pay tribute to the forefathers who brought freedom from British rule. Happy Fourth of July to all!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 30, 2024 02:11 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website