Happy Independence Day!
July 4, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of July, repeating indefinitely
Happy Independence Day! On this day in 1776, our nation was born as the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Independence Day has only been a federal holiday since 1941, but July 4th has been celebrated as our country’s birthday since the eighteenth century. 🎆 🇺🇸 🎉
Did you know? Fittingly, the first celebration of Independence Day took place in Philadelphia, the site of the Declaration of Independence, mere days after the Declaration was signed. The celebration continued as an annual event in Philadelphia and soon became widespread throughout the new nation.
Fireworks over the Port, Ferdinand du Puigaudeau, 1890