On July 4, 1776, the Contintal Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England. This event eventually led to the formation of the United States.
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. We celebrate this national holiday with fireworks, parades, speeches, bonfires, picnics, concerts, and the display of the American Flag.