How To Celebrate Independence Day
As you celebrate Independence Day this year, remember it’s about more than setting off fireworks or grilling in the backyard. July 4th is about celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, ushering in America’s separation from Great Britain to become an independent nation.
We should always remember those before us that paved the path for all Americans to enjoy the freedom we have today.
While we may be eager to enjoy the traditional Fourth of July activities, it’s important to remember why we are celebrating. If your kids are old enough, it’s an excellent opportunity to teach them what Independence Day is really all about.
Enjoy the day by reflecting, relaxing, and having fun.
Ways To Celebrate Independence Day
- Light up the night sky. Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand. In fact, fireworks were used to celebrate the very first anniversary of our independence. So light up the night sky with our country’s colors and wish America a happy birthday! If you can’t set them off or attend a local fireworks display, you can watch them live on TV/Online.
- Have a cookout. What would a Fourth of July celebration be without a barbecue at the park or in the backyard? Light up the grill for some hamburgers and hot dogs, and don’t forget the s’mores! Some honorable mentions include potato salad, corn on the cob, fruit salad, and your favorite drinks. Get red, white, and blue popsicles for the kids.
- Wear patriotic colors. Add in some stars and stripes too, whatever makes you feel patriotic.
- Watch a parade. Don’t miss out on the marching bands, floats, and balloons. Check if there is a parade in your area that you can attend. If not, you can watch a parade on TV or streaming online.
- Display the American flag. Adding the American flag to your celebration is a great way to show your patriotism, but ensure you follow proper flag etiquette.
- Watch the Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. It might even inspire you to hold your own hot dog eating contest at home.
- Visit a historic landmark or monument. If there aren’t any in your area, look online for landmarks you can visit on a fun road trip.
- Attend a local festival or concert. Enjoy local bands and socialize with others celebrating the holiday.
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