What is the meaning of Independence Day?
The celebration of the birthday of the United States of America, Independence Day is also often simply referred to as the 4th of July. The day is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which gave the US its freedom from British Rule after the Revolutionary War.
When is Independence Day?
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th of each year. It can fall on any day of the week and is considered a national holiday which means many businesses and banks are closed in celebration.
How is Independence Day Celebrated?
Independence Day is usually celebrated each year with parties, barbecues, and parades which feature marching bands, dance troupes, floats, special cars, firetrucks, and more. Parades may also have characters that entertain children and sometimes throw candy out into the crowds for children to gather. Many people like to decorate their houses with American flags featuring the stars and stripes.
On the evening of the 4th of July, after it gets dark, fireworks displays are put in towns and cities all over the country. The fireworks show often have themes of red, white, and blue in tribute to the American flag. Some shows are even synched with music played on local radio stations. Large crowds often attend fireworks events in their communities, gathering with family and friends on picnic blankets to view the fireworks shows.
Which Stores Have Independence Day Sales?
Sales flyers and ads for Independence Day are distributed all over the US in honor of America’s birthday, not just on July 4 but typically throughout the entire weeks. Discounts department stores like Walmart and Target often feature household goods on sale, as well as outdoor summer items like barbecue grills, outdoor furniture and more.
Home improvement stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s also usually have sales, on garden items, electronics, appliances, and patio items. For electronics stores like Best Buy, expect to find discounts on laptops, televisions, appliances and kitchen items. Other stores that often feature sales for July 4 include clothing stores such as Kohl’s, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and so many others.