The Fourth Of July
The Fourth Of July
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Be A Proud American! Must Knows Of The Fourth Of July

One of the illustrious and best days, the American Independence Day is a real show stopper. If you wish to learn more about The Fourth of July, check out these must-know details.

1. The Significance Of “Fourth Of July”

On Fourth of July, 1776, a group of around thirteen colonies gained their independence from the colonial superpower England. Moreover, this event gradually led to the creation of America or the United States.

Also named as Independence Day, each year on Fourth of July, Americans recollect this landmark event.

In fact, on 2nd July 1776, the Continental Congress declared its support for Independence. Hence, two days later, authorities from all the thirteen colonies formally accepted the Declaration of Independence.

The “Declaration of Independence” drafted by Former American President Thomas Jefferson.

2. Celebrations On “Fourth Of July”

On this day, “ the Fourth of July”, family events and patriotic displays are widely conducted throughout America.

American Independence Day is a great day of complete family celebrations with barbecues and picnics. Furthermore, on this day, Americans display a good deal of emphasis on the so-called American tradition of democratic political freedom.

3. Parade On “July 4th”

Monuments and Historic Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. become the setting for America’s best and biggest Independence Day Parade. Of course, there is nothing great than celebrating the United States’ birthday.

 

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Some details about the parade

  • The parade starts around 11:45 am (Local time) and lasts until 2:00 pm (Local Time).
  • Usually, the parade route is approximately 1 mile in length. It starts at Constitution Ave NW & 7th St NW. and finishes at Constitution Ave NW & 17th St NW.
  • If you are lucky, you can occupy one of the seats on the footsteps of National Archives Building.
  • But do bear in mind that the parade will not be held if the weather turns inclement.
  • Generally, the best view of the parade is usually at the end, at 17th St NW.

4. Night Life In New York

 

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Undoubtedly, Independence Day always turns out a day to take some additional sips and enjoy fireworks. This year you better don’t host any house parties on July 4 because NYC offers some of the best offers to celebrate the United States birthday.

Fireworks in NYC

 

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It’s gala time to catch some of the finest fireworks on American soil.  You can watch Macy’s pyrotechnic show as it starts over the NYC’s East River. Otherwise, you head for the amazing display in Coney Island and New Jersey.

Wow!!! It’s going to be a blast.

Fireworks Time in NYC

The Macy’s fireworks show starts at 09:25 pm on July 4th, 2018 and lasts about half an hour. Moreover, the Fireworks Festival and annual Freedom at Jersey City begins after dark.

The fireworks are usually set off from spots (East River) and are widely spread between 23rd & 40th Sts. Jersey City.

5. Patriotic Movies To Catch Up On July Fourth

Switch on the A/C  and watch a mind-blowing patriotic movie. So, pump up your patriotism by watching these 10 highly eclectic patriotic films on the Fourth of July.

  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Miracle (2004)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima(2006)
  • Patton (1970)
  • United 93 (2006)
  • Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Casablanca (1942)

6. Food And Drinks On The Fourth Of July

 

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Over time, numerous fun activities became associated with July 4th. Some of the pastime activities include beach parties, watermelon-eating games, baseball games, picnics, and historical pageants.

The most popular foods people binge on American Independence Day include clam bakes, cole slaw, apple pie, corn on the cob, hamburgers, and hot dogs.

7. Things To Do On The Fourth Of July

Take a look at the top events on July 4th in NYC for celebrating, drinking, and eating America’s Independence.

  • Watch Nathan’s Hot Dog legends race that runs from 10 am – 2 pm at Coney Island located in Brooklyn
  • Wear your dancing shoes and head to the Damrosch Park, Upper West Side
  • Visit Riis Park Beach for excellent shopping, live music, and good food

8. National Anthem Of America

Some quick facts about America’s historic legacy

  • The American National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner) melody was obtained from the famous “To Anacreon In Heaven”. In addition, the composer, John Stafford Smith, was the student of composer William Boyce. It was adopted as America’s National Anthem after 1931.
  • The bald eagle symbol appears on the United States official seal. In general, the bald eagle is declared as the national animal and national bird of America.
  • In 1986, the rose flower was declared as America’s official flower.
  • Well, Unofficially, Americans consider Hamburger as their National Dish.

9. Role Of President On The Fourth Of July

 

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Thomas Jefferson was the one who created the legacy of July 4th activities at the President’s House or the White House. Generally, Presidents of America will throw a party and give all the staff members a big opportunity to celebrate.

10. State Of Liberty Celebrations

If you really want to enjoy July 4th festivities, rush to famous Big Apple city for a gala time. On this day, visit both Ellis Island and Liberty Island and discover Immigration Museum.

Not to mention, these activities are extremely popular, so you better book reservations to avoid unnecessary disappointments.