4th of July

USA's celebration of Independence from Great Britian

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History

The US gained their independence on July 4, 1776. Every year since then we have celebrated the United States of America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.


4th of July Celebrations

Thursday, July 4th 2013 at 12am

United States

There will be 4th of July Celebrations all around the United States of America.


Interesting Facts

  • The White House held its first 4th of July party in 1801.
  • The 4th of July only became a national holiday in 1941.
  • Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.
  • The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.

How is 4th of July like the Mexican Idependence Day?

Similarities:

  • Both Independence celebrations
  • Parades
  • Fireworks
  • Day off work and school


Differences:

  • September 16, 1810 in Mexico
  • When Mexico started the war for independence (not when they gained it like USA)