The Fourth of July
This week, Americans all across the United States are celebrating the Fourth of July. This holiday is celebrating the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Even though the US was not officially independent for another seven years, the US marks this day as our official Independence Day.
Now, two and a half centuries later, the fourth of July is less about celebrating being independent from Great Britain but more about celebrating being American and embracing American culture. A typical Fourth of July celebration is being around your friends and family, usually around a barbeque eating the most american foods, Cheeseburgers and hot dogs, dressed in red, white, and blue and then ending the day watching a fireworks show!!