Would you like to know more about this fantastic holiday where we gained our independence as a country? If you do your ‘Independence Day research’ and learning in a ‘book report’ style, you can find a good definition on Wikipedia:
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.
Most of us know this day as a Federal holiday when we get a day off work. We tend to think of backyard barbecues, swimming and enjoying time with family and friends. We also think of evening fireworks that light up the sky and make us amazed and proud to be an American!
While you can celebrate in all of these fun ways, we would also like you to consider a few unique ways to celebrate. Maybe read the Declaration of Independence by yourself or with family and friends. Pop on over to archives.gov and take a few moments to read and try to understand the original document.
Or if you’re not in the mood for a celebration at home, consider visiting a national landmark or historical site. Not sure where to go, start with internet research and pick something that sounds interesting. National Parks Service is a good place to begin: https://www.nps.gov where you can find places to visit both near and far.
No matter how you choose to celebrate this awesome holiday, be sure to grab some family or friends, try to learn a thing or two you may not have known about this awesome holiday and be sure to order some Boo-Shaw Bakery cookies to enjoy and share with others (like you should at all celebrations)!