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celebrates the foundation of the United States of America. This celebration takes place on the 4th of July, since the United States were founded on that particular date in 1776 with the signing of the Decleration of Independence. In 1776, the people in America wanted to decide for themeselves and no longer be ruled by the British Empire. So in 2016, the United States are celebrating its 240th birthday!
The 4th of July has been a national holiday since 1941. This means nobody has to work and children don't have to go to school. Families get together and have big barbecues. Common foods include hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie. However, people are not only sitting at home in their gardens, but they're are also going out.
There are parades and marching bands on the streets. The most popular symbol of the Independence Day is the American flag, which can be seen everywhere. The national anthem of the United States, named "The Star-Sprangled Banner", is played at the parades by the marching bands.
Especially children enjoy the Independence Day, since there are activities like watermelon-eating contests, baseball games and trips to the beach.
: Fireworks at the 4th of July in Washington, D.C.
Abb. 1: Fireworks at the 4th of July in Washington, D.C.
The main event of the day takes place when it gets dark. There are fireworks all over the sky. One of the biggest fireworks is taking place in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The fireworks mark the end of Independence Day, which is the favorite national holiday for many Americans.
Independence Day= Unabhängigkeitstag
At what day is Indendence Day celebrated?
What is the name of the national anthem of the United States?
What do kids like about Independence Day?
What is the main event of Independence Day?