Independence Day: Why, How and Where America celebrates it!

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776.  Very few people have to work on Independence Day, as it is a day of family celebrations with picnics, barbecues and a lot of American flags, games and fireworks.

We here at peerTransfer have come up with a list of traditions and things to do for the 4th July! Enjoy 🙂

4th July

Decorate and hang the flag

Hang the American flag from your house roof, your window, your car, or your work building. Decorate  the rooms in your home or back yard with American colors.

Go to a parade

Show your support by watching a local 4th of July parade in your city. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and bring water – as it’s usually hot and sunny all over the States on this day.

4th July cake

Dress up patriotically

Some real patriots wear clothes in the U.S. flag design and/or colors – white, red and blue. You can also paint the flag on your cheeks, wear a flag pin on your clothes or think of other creative ways to dress up!

Have a barbecue

Most friends and families gather and celebrate Independence Day together.  Barbecues usually include hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelons and of course, an American flag cake. 😉

Get a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read it

To get a better sense and understanding of what we fought for and why, this short read is one of the all time greatest documents worth reading!

Independence Day

Go see the fireworks

Most cities and towns provide some kind of firework show at night. Check out your city’s homepage for more information.  Be aware, that most states have strict regulations for doing your own fireworks, so check your states regulations if you’re planning to pop your own.

Now put your hat on, wave the flag and enjoy the festivities – Happy 4th of July from your peerTransfer team!

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