The United States is about to celebrate its Independence Day, commonly known as 4th of July, a very important date for the American people. On that date in 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the 13 colonies which had belonged to the British Empire were, now, The United States of America, a sovereign nation.
The date is, of course, a big holiday for the people. Alongside political speeches and ceremonies, there are also parades in many cities in order to celebrate the history, government, and traditions of the country.
Most families celebrate the 4th of July by going to carnivals, fairs, and concerts. They get together for barbecues too, and even baseball games! Younger people go out to paint the town red and have the time of their lives, but no matter what everyone does, at the end of the day they all go out to watch the fireworks — perhaps the most characteristic way of celebrating their Independence.
Just like Katy Perry taught us, when the date comes, we just gotta “ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of July.”