Happy Independence Day 2023


July 4th, 2023 is Independence Day, a celebration of freedom. I would like to wish everyone a happy Independence Day. If you would like to learn more about Independence Day, please read the full text.

Origin of Independence Day

declaration of independence

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is one of the major national holidays in the United States. It is observed on the 4th of July each year to commemorate the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. This day marks the establishment of the United States as an independent nation, breaking away from British rule.

The Declaration of Independence proclaims that all individuals are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights to pursue happiness and freedom. This document holds significant historical importance and has become a cherished holiday for the American people. 

How to celebrate Independence Day?

Firework Display

fireworks show

The most grand and representative event on American Independence Day is undoubtedly the firework display! Whether on the East Coast or the West Coast, in New York or Los Angeles, major cities across the United States hold magnificent fireworks shows. As night falls, the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, and many other iconic landmarks are illuminated by dazzling fireworks.

Parades in Festive Attire

independence day parade

On Independence Day, you can see the colors of the United States everywhere, from themed clothing worn by people in the streets to decorations on buildings and vehicles, all resembling the stars and stripes of the American flag. Apart from the festive attire, Americans love to indulge in parades. The parades feature vibrant costumes, singing, and dancing, with spectacular processions that leave a lasting impression.

Outdoor BBQ

family outdoor barbecue

A joyous celebration calls for sharing it with family and friends. And what better way to celebrate than with delicious food? Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled meats, fruits, and more—it's something to look forward to. Additionally, July and August are the seasons for strawberries, so don't forget to prepare a strawberry shortcake as a dessert for your loved ones.


Girl playing the violin at a house party

Music is an essential part of the holiday festivities. A good musical instrument can truly convey emotions, and Fiddlover offers affordable and high-quality instruments for violin enthusiasts. If you're starting to learn the violin, I highly recommend their Q033 violin as your first instrument. Alternatively, you can browse their selection of beginner violins.

Fun Facts About Independence Day

  1. Declaration Date: The official date of American Independence Day is July 4, 1776. However, the Declaration of Independence was passed on July 2, with July 4 serving as a commemorative marker.
  2. Signatures of the Founding Fathers: Among the signatories of the Declaration of Independence, the most famous are Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. However, their signatures were not all added at the same time. The last person to sign was Thomas McKean, and his signature appeared on August 2, 1776.
  3. Hot Dog Eating Contest: One of the traditional activities to celebrate Independence Day in New York City is "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest." This contest takes place at Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on Coney Island, where participants compete to eat as many hot dogs and buns as possible within a 10-minute time frame.
  4. Fireworks Expenditure: It is estimated that the total expenditure on fireworks during the Independence Day celebrations in the United States exceeds $1 billion annually. People purchase various fireworks to celebrate this special holiday.
  5. Hot Dog Consumption: According to statistics, over 150 million hot dogs are consumed across the country during the Independence Day festivities each year. This makes Independence Day the largest hot dog consumption day in the United States.

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