Celebrate the 236th Independence Day with your children




Celebrate the 236th Independence Day with  your children

The 4th of July

Independence Day is an American holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4th, 1776. It is the National Day of the USA. It is America’s birthday. The 4th of July is commonly celebrated with fireworks as an explosive expression of the victory. The largest fireworks show is sponsored by Macy’s and takes place every year in the city of New York. It is also a celebration day commonly spent on picnics and barbeques during families’ reunions.

Together with President’s Day, Independence Day should be celebrated with respect. These days are part of the US’ history and we should be educated about them and honor them as part of our everyday life. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and we couldn’t do what we do.

Raise a good citizen

Independence Day, being a day off from work and school, allows families to gather. Parents have opportunity to spend time with their children to celebrate this National
Holiday. There are so many ways of celebrating the Independence Day with respect:

  • decorate the house with flags and patriotic symbols
  • talk to children about patriotic symbols
  • initiate a discussion by asking children questions about Independence Day
  • visit a historical site
  • watch a historical movie
  • read a book about the Declaration of Independency
  • take a historical quiz

The most important is to have fun with children and bond with them while teaching them about Independence Day. They should associate the 4th of July with a celebration spirit of vicotry and freedom.

But whichever activity you choose, you should always remember that as a parent, you are responsible for raising a good citizen. By being a model citizen to your kids, inviting your children to participate in important events and discussions, helping them explore their knowledge of the history, and teaching them to respect and honor the country, you will succeed as a citizen yourself.

Interesting facts about Independence Day

  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted and presented to the Congress by the Committee of Five, known as American Founding Fathers: John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Robert Livingston of New York, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.
  • John Adams (2nd President of the US) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the US) both died at the 50th anniversary of Independence Day: 4th of July, 1826.
  • James Monroe, the 5th President of the US died on July 4th, 1831, becoming 3rd President in a row who died on this memorable day
  • Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the US, was born on July 4th, 1872. So far it is the only President born on the US birthday
  • In 1791, the first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred
  • In 1870, the US Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees
  • In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday


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