Independence Day is an important holiday in the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Let us look at this holiday’s history and festivities in our blog post.
Independence Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated annually on July 4th. The history behind this day started 241 years ago, when on July 4th, 1776 the United States of America proclaimed itself independent from the British Empire and adopted the Declaration of Independence. At that time the United States were made up of thirteen colonies: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The delegates from each colony, numbered from two to seven members, voted first to determine the colony’s vote. Twelve out of thirteen colonies voted in support of the independence on July 2nd, 1776. In the following two days the wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, PA.